The Supreme Court on Friday stayed the Patna High Court order which had granted bail to Rakesh Ranjan Yadav alias Rocky Yadav, accused of shooting dead Class XII student Aditya Sachdeva for overtaking his car on 7 May in Bihar.
Rocky Yadav will now have to go back to jail. A day after the high court had granted him bail, Bihar government had decided to challenge the order in the Supreme Court.
“The state government is going to file an appeal in the Supreme Court challenging the bail granted to Rocky Yadav by the Patna High Court,” Principal Additional Advocate General Lalit Kishore had told PTI.
He had, however, refused to divulge details about the grounds on which the state government went in for the appeal. Police had arrested Rocky from his father’s mixer plant in Gaya on 10 May.
Police had filed a charge sheet in a Gaya court against Rocky and another accused in connection with the murder case. They have also filed charge sheet against Rocky’s cousin Teni Yadav, his father Bindi Yadav and his MLC mother’s bodyguard Rajesh Kumar in the murder case. The state government had put the case on speedy trial and investigation was completed within three weeks and charge sheet filed within a month of the incident.
After the high court had granted bail to Rocky, the parents of the victim had hit out on the verdict.
"This is a very bad day for Bihar, I appeal to the government to take some measures to save Bihar from the jungle raj," Shyam Sundar, father of Aditya Sachdeva, had told ANI. "We have all the proofs with us but still justice is denied, money and power have again silenced the truth," ANI had further quoted Sundar as saying.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had assured the parents of the victim that justice will be done in the case when he had visited their house in Gaya town in June.
With inputs from PTI
Published Date: Oct 28, 2016 12:10 pm | Updated Date: Oct 28, 2016 12:10 pm