Gaya murder: Of a local strongman and his ‘gun-loving’ son


Bihar Additional DGP (Headquarters) did not mince words when he called Bindeshwar, alias Bindi, Yadav a “history-sheeter”. Yadav (58) is said to have been a terror of Magadh region in 1990s, before he slowly took to politics and became vice-president of Zila Parishad in Gaya district. He also unsuccessfully contested from the Gurua Assembly seat on an RJD ticket in 2010.
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But crime continued to chase him — in 2011, he was caught allegedly with 6,000 live cartridges and two sophisticated weapons. Charged under Crime Control Act and Arms Act, Yadav also faced sedition charges for alleged Maoist links. He is out on bail. The police said he is involved in more than a dozen cases of extortion, Arms Act and other offences. But he has not been convicted in any case so far.
Read | ‘If they shoot our children like this, Bihar’s mother will be left childless’ He switched allegiance to JD(U) a year ago, with his wife, Manorama Devi, becoming a JD(U) MLC. Yadav, however, is said to have “good relationship” with both alliance partners.Produced in a Gaya court on Monday, a defiant Yadav claimed he was being “framed”. A police officer who accompanied him to the courtroom said Yadav assured the court his son would surrender. To the media, he said, “If he (son Rakesh Ranjan Yadav, alias Rocky, accused of killing Aditya Sachdeva on Saturday) is guilty, he should be punished.” Read | Citing ‘rise’ in crime, BJP MPs seek President’s Rule in Bihar The family made Rocky, 24, stay out of Gaya for most part of his academic career — ostensibly to keep him away from his father’s influence. After clearing class X Boards from DPS-Ranchi, the youth moved to Delhi to finish schooling, and thereafter did his graduation and post-graduation (in Political Science) from Delhi University. He was reportedly preparing for UPSC examinations and had come to Gaya on a summer break last weekA person close to the Yadav household said Rocky loves fast cars and pistols. “We want to verify details of the pistol used in the crime. It (pistol) was issued to Rocky from Delhi. We also want to know how the Land Rover car was brought to Bihar when it was not transferred to Rocky or his father,” Patna Zonal IG N H Khan said.

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