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Bihar police do a vanishing act

Devesh K. Pandey

Apparently scared of being identified

NEW DELHI: Apparently scared of being identified by the Rashtriya Janata Dal member of Parliament, Mohammad Shahabuddin, most members of the Bihar police teams which had been sent here to execute non-bailable warrants against him vanished from the scene soon after his arrest on Saturday.

According to sources, at least five teams had been despatched to Delhi to hunt down the fugitive Siwan strongman. It was around 2 p.m. that a team led by Sub-Inspector Gouri of the Hussain Ganj police station in Siwan contacted the New Delhi police seeking help to conduct a raid at Mr. Shahabuddin's Bishambar Dass official residence, as it had specific information that he was there.

The information turned out to be correct. Police found him asleep. It is learnt that while the woman sub-inspector and some Delhi police personnel entered the bungalow, the other Bihar police personnel remained deployed at all the entry-exit points "to prevent the escape of the most-wanted man".

After Mr. Shahabuddin was brought to the Parliament Street police station, almost all the Bihar police personnel did a vanishing act. Only the woman sub-inspector was there to furnish the papers required to secure a transit remand from the court to take him to Siwan. However, by the time his medical examination was completed the court was closed for the day and he had to be brought back to the station for overnight stay.

Though the Bihar police were carrying copies of eight First Information Reports registered against Mr. Shahabuddin regarding different cases, including those registered under the Arms Act and the Wildlife Protection Act, the Delhi police had been given only a copy of a warrant issued in an electricity theft case, a non-heinous crime.

After the Delhi police sought copies of other warrants, their Bihar counterparts sent them faxes late in the evening. Most members of the Bihar police teams had not reported back to the Parliament Street police station till late in the night.

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