Efforts were on to trace Rakesh Ranjan Yadav alias Rocky Kumar Yadav, the absconding son of a JD(U) MLC in Bihar, in connection with murder case of 20-year-old Aditya Sachdeva even as a bandh was being observed in Gaya town today in protest against the incident.
Raids are being conducted at several places for tracing Rocky who has been absconding since the incident, Magadh Zone DIG Saurabh Kumar said.
Rocky’s father Bindeshwari Prasad Yadav alias Bindi Yadav, known in the area for his muscle and money power, and MLC Manorama Devi’s bodyguard were arrested yesterday for allegedly helping the accused escape.
A Gaya court today remanded the both - Bindi Yadav and MLC’s bodyguard Rajesh Kumar - to a 14-day judicial custody in connection with the case.
Meanwhile, shops and business establishments in Gaya remained shut in view of the bandh called by the BJP and other socio-political outfits to protest against the incident.
Protesters, led by the Leader of Opposition Prem Kumar, took out a procession near Kotwali police station raising slogans against the state government and demanding arrest of the culprits. They were later detained by the police.
Aditya Sachdeva was shot dead allegedly by Rocky Saturday last after the former and his friends overtook the latter’s Land Rover. Both the vehicles have been impounded by the Rampur police.