Sting Newz Desk: After Arnab Goswami, nation’s one of the most front face journalists , resigning from Times Now channel, joined Republic Tv as an Editor-in-chief and on its launch day, on 06th may exposed a tape which shows RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav talking to Mafia Don Sahabuddin.
The audio tape, in which the don-turned-politician is heard asking Prasad to remove the then Siwan SP “for not doing enough to contain law and order during Navami,” has come as a big embarrassment to the RJD chief. It has not only exposed the his proximity to the Siwan strongman, facing over 40 criminal cases, but also brought to fore the big question as to how criminals with clout continue to hold sway from jail.
In the conversation, Shahabuddin is heard telling Prasad that policemen had not been deployed during Navami in Siwan and there was a threat of riot breaking out. “Khatam hai bhai SP (your SP is totally useless). Deekhwa lijiye,” Sahabuddin is heard saying in the telephonic talk. But the tape does not mention the day of the call or the place from where it was made. On Saturday, the JD(U) tried to maintain distance from the controversy.