In the latest development to the murder probe of a Class XII student in Bihar, Teni Yadav, named in the FIR in Aditya Sachdeva murder case, today surrendered before a court and has been remanded in judicial custody.
Teni, who is a cousin of Rocky, surrendered before Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate-IV Om Sagar who remanded him to 14 days judicial custody.
It is the fourth arrest in the case after main accused Rakesh Ranjan Yadav alias Rocky, his father Bindi Yadav and bodyguard Rajesh Kumar.
Teni was allegedly travelling in the SUV with Rocky and bodyguard Rajesh Kumar, when Aditya was shot dead near police lines under Rampur police station area after Rocky's vehicle was overtaken by the car in which Aditya and his friends were sitting.
Police had been looking for Teni for a week since Rocky was arrested in Gaya. In a statement Teni has denied any involvement in the incident, reported NDTV.
Earlier on Monday, the Gaya court deferred hearing on the anticipatory bail plea of Manorama Devi. The Gaya court also asked for case diary and record of the lower court in this regard.
On Saturday, Rakesh Ranjan Yadav alias Rocky Yadav who initially told reporters that he was innocent of the crime, confessed to killing Sachdeva for overtaking his SUV.
Rocky, who was initially absconding, surrendered after 54 hours. He was later sent to 14-day judicial custody by a Gaya court, police said.
On 10 May, the Bihar police said that Rocky will be subjected to a speedy trial.
"SSP Gaya has been directed to ensure a speedy trial in the case. The investigation is still on and it will be completed within three weeks and a chargesheet will be filed within a month," the Additional Director General of Police (Headquarters) Sunil Kumar told reporters.
Aditya murder case: Teni Yadav, friend of Rocky Yadav, surrendered before Gaya court,sent to 14 day judicial custody pic.twitter.com/Mq1tiziyFY
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Aditya Sachdeva was allegedly shot dead by Rocky Yadav for overtaking his vehicle near the police lines in Gaya district on Saturday night.
When pointed out that Yadav denied opening fire, the ADGP said, "No accused confesses that he has committed crime. Let him say whatever he is saying. He will get opportunity during trial."
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has denied that this is the latest in Bihar's emerging "jungle raj", as alleged by BJP.
With inputs from PTI
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Updated Date: May 16, 2016 13:51:28 IST