The bail petition of Bindeshwari Prasad Yadav, the father of Rocky Yadav, the prime accused in the Aditya Sachdeva murder case, was rejected by a local court in Gaya on Tuesday.
Additional chief judicial magistrate (ACJM) Om Sagar rejected the petition after hearing both prosecution and defence.
Yadav’s counsel Satya Narayan Singh and Qaiser Sarfuddin pleaded that his client had been booked for alleged destruction of evidence and not for murder and for that he should be granted bail.
District prosecution officer Triloki Nath Mishra opposed the bail petition.
Yadav and his wife Manorama Devi’s bodyguard Rajesh Kumar were arrested on May 8 for allegedly helping the accused escape.
Aditya, a class XII student, was shot dead allegedly by Rocky Yadav for overtaking his vehicle on May 7. Rocky was arrested on May 10 from his father’s mixer plant located at Mastpura village.
Meanwhile, the district and session judge Sajal Mandalwar sought the case diary and proceedings of a lower court (ACJM court) in connection with the bail plea of Manorama Devi.
Manorama Devi’s counsel Satya Narayan Singh and Qaiser Sarfuddin pleaded with the court for bail for their client on the grounds that she did not drink or was caught drinking by the police during raid at her residence.
Manorama Devi was booked under the Excise Act after liquor bottles were recovered from her Gaya residence during police raid subsequent to which she went into hiding for a couple of days before surrendering in a court on May 17 last. The court had sent her to 14 days judicial remand.