Suspended RJD MLA Rajballabh Yadav convicted in minor rape case

Written by Newsroom Staff December 15, 2018 18:31

Patna: In a major embarrassment for the grand alliance in Bihar, a special court in Patna on Saturday held RJD MLA Raj Ballabh Yadav and five others guilty of luring and raping a minor girl in February 2016.

There had been 22 witnesses from prosecution and 15 from defence. The case was filed against Yadav on February 9, 2016
There had been 22 witnesses from prosecution and 15 from defence. The case was filed against Yadav on February 9, 2016.

A special judge of MP-MLA court, Parshuram Yadav, found Yadav and five others guilty of raping a minor in Nalanda. The court had reserved its verdict after hearing both sides on December 4.

“Six persons including RJD MLA Raj Ballabh Yadav have been held guilty by the court for raping a minor girl. A school going girl was lured to his residence where she was held captive and raped. Raj Ballabh Yadav and five others were tried under various sections of the IPC including the POCSO act. We will pray for the maximum punishment on December 21”, lawyers said.

The party had suspended Yadav in February 2016, while the police had seized his property. His property was seized after he had evaded arrest for weeks.

In her complaint, the girl had said that Yadav raped her on February 6, 2016, after a woman abducted her.

There had been 22 witnesses from prosecution and 15 from the defence.