Controversial RJD leader Mohammad Shahabuddin and five others were on Wednesday produced before a court here in journalist Rajdeo Ranjan murder case.
Shahabuddin, who is currently lodged in Delhi's Tihar jail, was produced before the court of Additional District and Sessions Judge Birendra Kumar through video conferencing.
The five other accused were present in court. Two other accused persons could not be produced in the court due to ill-health.
The CBI is probing the case and has named Shahabuddin and seven others as accused in its charge sheet.
The other accused are Azahruddin Beig alias Laddan Mian, Vijay Kumar Gupta, Rohit Kumar Sony, Rajesh Kumar, Rishu Kumar Jaiswal, Sonu Kumar Gupta and Sonu Kumar Sony.
Beig and Vijay Kumar Gupta, who are lodged in Bhagalpur jail and Muzaffarpur jail, respectively, and undergoing treatment at different hospitals, could not be produced in the court due to ill-health, defence lawyer Sharad Sinha said.
The court has completed the hearing on two discharge petitions filed by Sonu Kumar Sony and Rohit Kumar Sony, he said.
It fixed December 19 as the next date of hearing for framing of charges against all the accused persons in the case.
The accused have been charged under sections 120B (criminal conspiracy) and 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code and section 27 of the Arms Act.