Rakesh Ranjan, also known as Rocky Yadav, who allegedly shot dead a Class 12 student for overtaking his car, will go back to jail, as the Supreme Court on Friday put on hold the high court order that permitted his release on bail.
A bench headed by Justice SA Bobde issued a notice to Rocky, son of suspended JD(U) councillor, on Bihar’s petition challenging the December 19 bail order.
“The stay order is interim and pursuant to this the police shall file an application before the trial court to cancel Rocky’s bail bond. However, the matter is still pending before the SC for a verdict on the merits of the case,” state counsel Gopal Jain told HT.
Senior advocate Rajiv Dutta argued for Bihar and said this was an open-and-shut case, and that Rocky was highly intoxicated at the time of the incident.
The court agreed to hear the matter after Diwali.
Rocky, son of Manorama Devi and alleged history-sheeter Bindi Yadav, is accused of shooting and killing Aditya Sachdeva allegedly for overtaking his SUV with his Maruti car on May 7 this year near Gaya. Yadav was arrested from his father’s mixer plant in Gaya three days after the killing.
In its final investigation report submitted to the trial court, police accused Rocky and one more person in the road rage case. They also named in the report were his cousin Teni Yadav, his father and his mother’s bodyguard Rajesh Kumar.
The case was put on a speedy trial as the investigation was completed within three weeks. The final report was filed within a month of the incident.
Besides the murder case, the police have also registered a case under the Excise Act after it recovered liquor bottles from his mother’s house.