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Now, Nitish govt challenges bail of rape-accused RJD lawmaker Raj Ballabh in SC

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PATNA: The Bihar government has moved the Supreme Court to challenge the bail granted to a rape-accused lawmaker after it managed to cancel the bail of another controversial RJD politician Mohammad Shahabuddin in similar fashion.

The Nitish Kumar government which survives with the support of RJD moved the apex court on Monday barely hours after Raj Bhallah Yadav came out of jail after being granted bail by the Patna high court.

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In its petition, the state government has said the co-accused in the rape case has not been granted bail despite being a woman while Yadav was given bail although he is the main accused, reports said.

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Yadav, a RJD lawmaker, is accused of luring a teenaged girl to his residence in Nawada district and raping her in February this year.

Yadav went into hiding soon after the case was registered against him. After much police pressures, he surrendered in a local court in March this year and sent to jail.

Since then he was lodged in the local Biharshari jail in Nalanda district.

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