The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected the bail plea of Rashtriya Janata Dal MLA Rajballabh Yadav in a rape case.
The apex court heard the Bihar government’s plea challenging the bail granted to Yadav by the Patna High Court.
In April, Yadav, an MLA from Nawada assembly constituency, was named as one of the main accused in a chargesheet filed by Nalanda Police, after he allegedly raped a minor girl at his residence on February 6, following which he was immediately suspended by the party.
After absconding for almost one month, Yadav had surrendered in March before a chief magistrate’s court in Bihar Sharif in Nalanda and was sent to jail.
However, he was granted bail by the Patna High Court on September 30, following which the opposition used to criticise the state government for not placing facts against the RJD MLA before the high court.