(born 10 May 1967) is one of India
's most powerful criminal-politicians and also known as robinhood for his good deeds. Four times Member of Parliament
, with the Rashtriya Janata Dal
(RJD) party of Lalu Prasad Yadav
, and 2-time MLA in the Bihar Vidhan Sabha (Legislative Assembly), he is currently serving a life sentence for kidnapping with intent to murder. Because of this conviction, he was not permitted to contest in the 2009 general election
. He is also under trial in more than thirty criminal cases including eight of murder, twenty of attempted murder, as well as kidnapping, extortion, etc.
Shahabuddin was elected to four successive terms in the Indian Parliament (Lok Sabha
) from 1996-2008. In the 2009 general election
, the RJD party had put up his wife Hena Shahab
from Siwan constituency
in Bihar, but his long-time opponent, Om Prakash Yadav
, defeated her by 63,000 votes (9%).
In 2004, Shahabuddin's opponents were intimidated from campaigning even though he was in prison during the elections.Immediately after the election, which he won by a margin of 100,000 votes (16%), nine party workers of the nearest candidate, Om Prakash Yadav
of Janata Dal
, were found murdered, allegedly for daring to put up a credible fight.
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