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No interim bail for RJD MP

Written by: Staff
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New Delhi, May 11 (UNI) The supreme court today refused to grant interim bail to RJD MP Rajesh Ranjan Yadav alias Pappu Yadav who is in Tihar jail for his alleged involvement in Trade Union leader Ajit Sarkar murder case.

A bench comprising Mr Justice S B Sinha and Mr Justice P K Balasubramanyan, however issued notices to the CBI on his bail application and also granted liberty to the petitioner to mention the matter for hearing when the process is complete.

The court granted six weeks time to the petitioner to serve the respondent.

It may be noted that are RJD member of Lok Sabha was shifted to Tihar jail Delhi when he was spotted doing campaigning in Patna during last Assembly Elections despite being in jail as per the Supreme Court order.

Ajit Sarkar was murdered in broad daylight in Patna allegedly by the petitioner and his supporter.

Senior Counsel R K Jain appearing for Pappu Yadav told the court that only police witnesses remained to be examined by the trial court and public witnesses had already been examined and therefore, the possibility of Yadav intimidating the witnesses in the case is fully ruled out.

Pappu Yadav's application for permission to attend the parliament session, is pending since July 2005 in the Supreme Court.

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