Gaya: A local court yesterday sent Rakesh Ranjan Yadav alias Rocky Yadav, the son of ruling JD(U) MLC Manorama Devi, who allegedly shot dead a 20-year-old youth for overtaking his vehicle, to judicial custody for 14 days.
The car in which Aditya Sachdev (inset) was shot dead Pic/PTI
In-charge chief judicial magistrate Sanjay Kymar Jha sent Rocky to judicial custody after he was produced in the court by the police and was later taken to Gaya central jail.
Rocky, who went missing since the incident on Saturday, was arrested from his father’s mixer plant in Gaya district earlier in the day.
Soon after Rocky’s arrest, JD (U) suspended his mother MLC Manorama Devi. Her suspension came a little after Chief Minister Nitish Kumar returned from Dhanbad, Jharkhand, where he attended a programme on liquor ban.
“The party has suspended Manorama Devi for six years,” state JD(U) President Basistha Narayan Singh said.
He added that the action was initiated following recovery of liquor from her Gaya house during a raid on Monday night.