Rocky Yadav, accused of shooting a college student in Bihar in road rage, will go back to jail as the Supreme Court on Friday stayed last week’s Patna high court order granting him bail.
Rocky Yadav, accused of shooting a college student in Bihar in road rage, will go back to jail as the Supreme Court on Friday stayed last week’s Patna high court order granting him bail. However, after the SC stayed his bail, Rocky cannot be traced. A manhunt has been launched and raids are being conducted at various places in order to put him back to jail, senior SP Garima Malik told PTI.
A bench of Justice S.A. Bobde and Ashok Bhushan, acting on an appeal filed by the Bihar government against the order granting bail, issued a notice to accused Rocky Yadav, seeking his response. Yadav, 21, is the son of a businessman in Gaya, Bihar. His mother Manorama Devi is a local politician who was suspended from the ruling JD(U) after a high school student, Aditya Sachdeva, was killed in May. Sachdeva, 19, was driving home with his friends in a Maruti Swift car. Rocky, who was driving a Land Rover, was enraged at being overtaken by the smaller car, witnesses have testified. He fired a warning shot in the air, forcing Mr Sachdeva and his friends to stop. Then, he shot again, and the bullet pierced the rear windshield and hit Sachdeva, according to the police complaint. Senior advocate Rajiv Dutta, appearing for the Bihar government told the court on Friday that this was an open-and-shut case and the youth was highly intoxicated.
Hence, his bail should be immediately cancelled or the order of the Patna High Court stayed.
The bench said that “chargesheet has already been filed in the case and this may go against you”.
The court said it was issuing notice to the respondent (Rocky) and posted the hearing after Diwali vacation. The State government faulted the High Court for granting bail and pleaded for quashing the order and an interim stay of its operation.