Gaya: Bihar Police arrested Janata Dal United MLC Manorama Devi's son Rakesh Ranjan Yadav alias Rocky Yadav in the wee hours of Tuesday for allegedly shooting down a youth in Gaya district. A massive manhunt had been launched on Saturday to track down Yadav.
Rocky Yadav was arrested around 3 AM from Bodh Gaya police station area, Senior Superintendent of Police Garima Mallik said. "Rocky has been arrested. You will get the details later," Mallik said.
Devi, whom the police had taken to Bela police station on Monday night after questioning her regarding the whereabouts of her son, is with Rocky.
Police claimed that the pistol used in the killing of Aditya Sachdeva has also been recovered from the accused.
Assuring strict action in the case, JDU leader Ali Anwar said, "All guilty will be punished. Law will take its course."
The Bharatiya Janata Party has demanded a speedy trial in the unfortunate incident. "There should be a speedy trial in the time bound manner. He must be punished," said BJP leader Prem Kumar.
Sachdeva was shot dead allegedly by Rocky Yadav for overtaking his SUV near police lines in Gaya district on Saturday night.
A Gaya court had on Monday remanded Devi's husband Bindeshwari Prasad Yadav alias Bindi Yadav and her bodyguard Rajesh Kumar to 14-day judicial custody in connection with the murder case of Aditya Sachdeva.
In a related development, four friends of the murdered youth travelling with him in car on Saturday night, recorded their statements under section 164 of CrPC (recording of confessions and statements).
Md. Nasir, Md. Kaifi, Ankit Kumar and Ayush Agrawal - all friends of Aditya Sachdeva, recorded their statements before the first-class judicial magistrate Rakesh Ranjan Singh narrating the sequence of events leading to their friend's murder by Rocky.(With additional information from PTI)