JD(U) MLC Manorama Devi, the mother of Rocky Yadav who is accused of killing teenager Aditya Sachdeva for overtaking his vehicle, is absconding after being booked under the Bihar Excise (Amendment) Act, 2016. She has been accused of storing liquor bottles in her house despite prohibition in Bihar.
Police had raided the MLC’s Gaya house Monday night in search of her son and seized liquor bottles. While her husband, Bindi Yadav, and son Rocky were booked for possession of liquor, the MLC was spared. Manorama Devi was booked only after reports came out that the Gaya house was shown to be in her name in her EC affidavit.
While Bihar Excise Minister Abdul Jalil Mastan had Tuesday defended the Gaya Police for sparing the MLC, state excise principal secretary K K Pathak Wednesday instructed his department to file a fresh case against the MLC and seal her AP Colony house, as provided by the new liquor law.
Manorama Devi has already been suspended from the JD (U). She is the second ruling party legislator after Congress MLA Vinay Verma to face a case under the prohibition law.
“The MLC has been booked under the Excise Act and her house has been sealed. We are conducting raids to arrest her,” said Gaya SSP Gatima Malik.
While Rocky faces charges of murder and liquor possession, his father, Bindi, has been accused of shielding Rocky and for possessing liquor bottles at home.
Gaya Police sources said they were seeking details about Rocky from his Facebook page. In one post, Rocky is seen with SLRs and other sophisticated weapons. Gaya Police, meanwhile, have also written to Delhi Police to cancel the arms licence issued to Rocky on his Vasant Kunj address.
A Bihar politician allegedly had recommended an arms licence for Rocky, who was issued Beretta pistol — now seized — in 2013. Rocky is also a member of a rifle club in Delhi.
Gaya Police have also narrowed down their search for the third person who was allegedly with Rocky in the car on the day of the incident, besides his bodyguard Rajesh Kumar. The bodyguard has already been arrested. “We have learnt that Teni Yadav, a cousin, was travelling with Rocky when he allegedly fired at a Maruti car killing Aditya Sachdeva,” said a police officer.