SC to hear Bihar plea against bail to MLA in rape case

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New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) The Supreme Court will on Friday hear the Bihar government’s petition challenging the grant of bail to RJD MLA Raj Ballabh Prasad Yadav in a minor’s rape case.

Yadav — MLA from Nawada — was suspended from the Rashtriya Janata Dal after he was accused of raping the Class 10 schoolgirl in February.

Justice Anil R. Dave and Justice L. Nageswara Rao agreed to hear the state government’s plea after counsel Gopal Singh told the apex court that the Patna High Court had granted bail though the case trial was on and the victim was yet to depose.

Yadav was granted bail by the High Court on September 30. He was denied anticipatory bail by a local court in Bihar Sharif in February.

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The RJD leader was accused of raping the minor on February 6 at his Bihar Sharif residence. He was named one of the five accused in the charge sheet filed in April.

Besides Yadav, the charge sheet named a Sulekha Devi and others who were accused of supplying girls to the RJD lawmaker.



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