Patna HC grants bail to suspended JD(U) MLC Manorama Devi

Devi was arrested following a raid at her house in Gaya from which liquor bottles were recovered.

Patna: The Patna High Court on Monday granted bail to suspended JD(U) MLC Manorama Devi, mother of the prime accused in the Aditya Sachdeva murder case, in connection with recovery of liquor bottles from her house at Gaya during a search operation.

A bench of Justice Ahsanuddin Amanullah passed the order while hearing a bail petition filed by Manorama Devi. While giving bail, the court also asked her to cooperate in the trial of the case.

Senior advocate Y V Giri, who appeared for Manorama Devi, said that she is a lady and a law abiding person who has surrendered before the court in the case.

The liquor bottles were recovered from Manorama Devi's house and not from her physical possession, he submitted while pleading for grant of bail.

It may be noted that Gaya district court had on May 27 rejected her bail plea while Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate (ACJM) court had rejected her bail petition on May 19 in the bottle recovery case.

She was booked under the Excise Act after liquor bottles were recovered from her residence at A P Colony of the town during the police raid following which she went into hiding for a couple of days before surrendering on May 17.

The MLC's son Rocky Yadav had allegedly shot dead a Class XII student Aditya Sachdeva for overtaking his car. The JD(U) had suspended Manorama Devi for harbouring her son, while the Gaya Police arrested her husband Bindeshwari Prasad Yadav alias Bindi Yadav and her body guard.

( Source : PTI )
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