SC rejects Pappu Yadav's bail plea
The SC declines to grant bail to controversial RJP MP Pappu Yadav on health grounds for Ajit Sarkar's murder.india Updated: Nov 30, 2007 11:52 IST
The Supreme Court on Friday declined to grant bail to controversial RJP MP Pappu Yadav on health grounds in the murder case of CPI (M) leader Ajit Sarkar.
A Bench headed by Justice SB Sinha, however, allowed the RJD leader to approach the court in future for other relief on the ground of his bad health.
The Bench also said that all efforts will be made to conduct trial through video conferencing for the MP, who is facing problems in movement due to 'morbid obesity'.
The RJD MP from Madhepura is accused of killing Sarkar, a CPI (M) leader from Purnea, in 1998 with the help of gangsters, including Rajan Tiwari.
He was shifted from Beur Jail, Patna to Tihar Jail in New Delhi after the apex court had taken strong exception to the "five star" treatment being provided to him despite being an under trial in the case.