SC cancels bail of road rage killer Rocky Yadav

New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday cancelled the bail granted to Rocky Yadav, accused of killing a young boy in a road rage case.

A bench of Justice S.A. Bobde and Justice L. Nageswara Rao, quashing the order of Patna High Court granting him bail, also asked the trial court to complete the trial within six months.

Rakesh Ranjan Yadav alias Rocky Yadav, the son of suspended Janata Dal-United legislative councillor Manorama Devi, was arrested on May 11, 2016 for allegedly shooting dead class 12 student Aditya Sachdeva for overtaking his SUV in Bihar’s Gaya on May 7.

He was granted bail on October 19, 2016, by the Patna High Court which noted that co-accused Rajesh Kumar has already been granted bail.

The Bihar government had challenged the High Court’s order and sought the cancellation of bail granted to Rocky Yadav contending that “he has shot dead a young boy on the highway because he could not tolerate a small Swift car overtaking his big and imported Land Rover”.

The apex court on October 28 had stayed the high court order of bail and sent Rocky Yadav back to jail.

The petition had said that while granting bail to Rocky Yadav, the high court “conveniently” ignored the “vital fact” that the bail has been granted to the co-accused only on the ground that Rocky, and not him, is the main accused.

Rocky Yadav is “intoxicated with an assumed sense of power and clout”, it added.

–IANS

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