Patna: Behind the bars in connection with recovery of liquor bottles from her house at Gaya during a search operation, suspended JDU MLC Manorama Devi, mother of the prime accused in the Aditya Sachdeva murder case, has been granted bail by the Patna High Court on Monday.
The order was passed by a bench of Justice Ahsanuddin Amanullah while hearing a bail petition filed by Manorama Devi. The court has 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 citizen who had 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 17 May.
The MLC's son Rocky Yadav had allegedly shot dead a Std XII student Aditya Sachdeva for overtaking his car. The JDU 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.
Bindi Yadav’s bail plea was adjourned for hearing on June 9.