PATNA: Rape accused Bihar lawmaker Raj Ballabh Yadav surrendered in the court on Wednesday a day after the Supreme Court had issued the order to this effect.
Yadav who hails from Lalu Prasad’s Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) surrendered in the Biharsharif court in Nalanda district.
The development comes after the Supreme Court on Tuesday asked Yadav accused of raping a school girl to surrender for two weeks to enable the victim record her statement in the court.
A bench of the apex court directed Yadav to surrender for two weeks till the victim records her statements in the court.
Yadav is accused of raping a school girl at his residence in February this year.
The order comes a month after the Bihar government moved the apex court challenging the bail granted to Yadav by the Patna High Court.
Earlier, the victim had apprehended threats to her life soon when Yadav came out on bail and urged the media persons to convey her concerns to the chief minister.
“He (Yadav) is out of jail… I am scared and afraid for my family. What will happen to them. I am already… dead after what happened to me. I have nothing more to lose,” was how the victim schoolgirl had said in her WhatsApp messages to media persons.