The Bihar government will move the Supreme Court against bail granted by the Patna High Court to Rakesh Ranjan Yadav aka Rocky Yadav in the Aditya Sachdeva road rage case. There had been massive outrage among people after the incident came to light, blaming the state government of allowing jungle raj to carry on.
Yadav, son of former JD(U) MLC Manorama Devi, was arrested in May 2016 for shooting Sachdeva, a college student, fatally in an incident of road rage. He was released from prison after getting bail recently.
Yadav was driving his SUV in Gaya when 19-year-old Aditya Sachdeva overtook his car with his Maruti Swift. His friends were in the car with him. Yadav, 21, had allegedly first fired a warning shot after which Sachdeva stopped his car. Sachdeva then stepped out of his car, following which Yadav beat up the Class 12 student and shot him.
Yadav was on the run in May after the police registered a case against him. He was later arrested in a factory where he was found with a pistol worth Rs. 10 lakh.
His lawyer said that there was no evidence of Yadav's direct involvement in Sachdeva's death.
The Class 12 victim's mother criticised the court order saying that Yadav was granted bail prematurely "without even opening the case."
Yadav's mother, Manorama Devi, was suspended from the party in May after liquor bottles were found in her house in violation of the liquor ban in the state.
The Nitish Kumar-led government has been pushing for bail cancellations of criminals such as Mohammad Shahabuddin. The Bihar chief minister has taken a strong stance against crime in the state. He also imposed the liquor ban in the state as he had promised some women who complained about the ill-effects of liquor in the state.