The Supreme Court on Friday stayed a bail granted to a Bihar lawmaker's son, Rocky Yadav, by the Patna High Court. Yadav was detained in connection with the murder a class 12 student in a road rage accident.
The son of a suspended Janata Dal (United) MLC Manorama Devi and alleged criminal and businessman Bindi Yadav, Rocky, was arrested for shooting and killing 19-year-old Aditya Sachdeva. Sachdeva was driving his Maruti Swift car near Gaya when Yadav shot him for overtaking his car on May 7.
"Rocky babu started beating the guys sitting in the Swift, saying, 'Don't you know I'm the son of Bindi Yadav?' The Swift driver tried to race away, but Rocky was trying to drag him out of the car and the driver lost his balance. Then Rocky fired and this time, the bullet hit the rear windshield," Yadav's bodyguard Kumar said during the investigation.
Soon after the incident, police had filed a chargesheet in a Gaya court against Rocky, his cousin Teni Yadav, father Bindi Yadav and his mother's bodyguard Rajesh Kumar. Rocky was arrested on May 10 from his father's factory in Gaya.
The investigation of the case was completed in three weeks and the chargesheet was filed by police within a month of the incident as the Bihar government put the murder case on a speedy trial, Times of India reported.
A bail was subsequently granted to Yadav on October 19 by Patna High Court chief justice Iqbal Ahmed Ansari. However, principal additional advocate general Lalit Kishore said that the Bihar government would file an appeal in the Supreme Court challenging the bail granted to Yadav.
The state government challenged Yadav's bail and told the apex court that his release from prison would allow him to influence witnesses in the case.