Supreme Court rejects Pappu Yadav's bail plea
Live Punjab News Service
New Delhi -- The Supreme Court Thursday rejected the bail petition of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) MP Pappu Yadav, accused in the killing of Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Ajit Sarkar in Bihar.
A bench comprising Justices S.B. Sinha and Markandey Katju dismissed the application saying no more bail petitions would be entertained from Pappu Yadav and that he had to remain in jail till the trial was completed.
Pappu Yadav, a one-time confidant of Railway Minister Lalu Prasad and a Lok Sabha MP from Madhepura, was shifted to New Delhi's Tihar jail in February 2005 on the directions of the Supreme Court.
In September 2004, the Supreme Court had ordered the cancellation of his bail on a petition from Ajit Sarkar's brother.
While in the Beur jail in Patna, he used to hold regular durbars with several people in the jail premises and could often be seen talking on the phone.
Sarkar was legislator from Purnea and was killed by gunmen, allegedly acting on Pappu Yadav's order, on June 14, 1998.