Suspended Bihar MLC Manorama Devi’s son Rocky Yadav surrendered before the Gaya district court on Saturday, reported news agency ANI. On Friday, the Supreme Court had stayed the bail granted to him by the Patna High Court. Senior advocate Rajiv Dutta, appearing for Bihar government who had challenged the bail granted to him on October 19, said this was an open-and-shut case adding that Yadav was highly intoxicated.
News agency PTI reported that Yadav could not be traced after the apex court had stayed his bail. “As soon as the Supreme Court judgement reached us the police raided Rocky Yadav’s house in A P Colony, but did not find him there,” the SP had said.
His lawyer, however, filed an affidavit in the court of the ADJ during the day and said that Yadav was out of Gaya and would surrender on Saturday. Yadav’s parents said the family respected the judiciary and their son would appear before the ADJ court. While surrendering on Saturday Yadav said that he had faith in the judiciary. “I have immense faith in the judiciary. The allegations levelled against me are baseless and concocted…. I have full faith in the court,” he told reporters.
The 23-year-old had shot a class XII student Aditya Sachdeva after the latter overtook his SUV on May 7. The Bihar government had ensured speedy trial in the case. Consequently, Rocky was arrested on May 10 and the investigation was completed in three weeks and charge sheet filed within a month of the incident. According to reports, Rocky is charged with Aditya’s murder and also under the Excise Act for recovery of liquor bottles from Manorama Devi’s house.
Reacting to the Patna High Court’s bail, Aditya’s parents had said, “We have lost our child and he wont come back but still we are looking for justice. He (Rocky Yadav) should realise his mistake.”
JD(U) spokesperson Ajay Alok said, “The law will catch up with him finally and there is no point in running away from it. He will be back in jail, which is his place.”