The Supreme Court on Friday stayed a Patna high court order granting bail to Rakesh Ranjan alias Rocky Yadav, the main accused in the killing of a student in a road rage case in Bihar.
Yadav, who allegedly shot dead class XII student Aditya Sachdeva for overtaking his SUV in Gaya on May 7, will have to go back to jail for now.
A bench headed by justice SA Bobde sought response from Rocky, son of a suspended JD(U) MLC, on a plea of Bihar government challenging the bail granted to him on October 19.
Senior advocate Rajiv Dutta, appearing for Bihar government, said this was an open-and-shut case and the youth was highly intoxicated. Hence, his bail should be immediately cancelled or the order of the Patna high court stayed.
The bench said that “charge sheet has already been filed in the case and this may go against you”.
The court said it was issuing notice to the respondent (Rocky) and posted the hearing after Diwali.
Rocky is the son of suspended JD(U) MLC Manorama Devi and alleged history sheeter Bindi Yadav. The couple, accused of sheltering their son while he was on the run after the murder, were recently granted bail.
Police had filed a charge sheet in a Gaya court against Rocky and another accused in connection with the murder. They had 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 in three weeks and charge sheet filed within a month of the incident.
Rocky is facing two cases - one of murder of Aditya and another under Excise Act for recovery of liquor bottles from the house of his mother. He was arrested from his father’s mixer plant in Gaya on May 10.
His name was included along with his father Bindi Yadav in the case of recovery of liquor bottles which were found when police raided his mother’s house looking for Rocky.