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 on Monday 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.

 

Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate (ACJM)- VI Sanjay Kumar Jha remanded Bindeshwari Prasad Yadav and Rajesh Kumar to judicial custody after the duo were produced in the court, a day after they were arrested in connection with the murder case in which the prime accused Rakesh Ranjan Yadav alias Rocky Yadav, the MLC's son, is absconding.

 

The two were being taken to Gaya Central Jail for interrogation, Magadh Zone DIG Saurabh Kumar said. In a related development, four friends of the murdered youth travelling with him in the 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 Rakesh Ranjan Yadav alias Rocky Yadav.

 

Aditya was shot dead allegedly by Rocky Kumar Yadav, son of JD(U) MLC Manorama Devi, following a scuffle over the youngster and his friends overtaking their Range Rover SUV.