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Supreme Court asks rape accused Bihar lawmaker Raj Ballabh Yadav to surrender

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PATNA: In a major setback, the Supreme Court today asked RJD legislator Raj Bhallah Yadav accused of raping a school girl to surrender for two weeks to enable the victim record her statement in the court.

The accused has been asked to surrender by tomorrow. The next date of hearing has been fixed on November 23.

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A bench of the apex court directed Yadav to surrender for two weeks till the victim records her statements in the court.

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Yadav who hails from Lalu Prasad’s RJD 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 when Yadav came out on bail last month 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.

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