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SC orders CBI probe into ‘antics’ of Pappu Yadav
Our Legal Correspondent

New Delhi, December 2
The Supreme Court today took a serious note of yet another antic of RJD MP Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav, whereby many of his supporters unauthorisedly entered the Beur jail for a party thrown by Yadav, and ordered a CBI probe into the matter.

Taking suo motu note of a news report that Yadav had hosted a lavish party to about 50 of his supporters, who unauthorisedly entered the Beur jail, a Bench of Mr Justice N. Santosh Hege and Mr Justice S. B. Sinha ordered CBI investigation into the matter and directed the agency to submit a report by December 13.

While fixing the hearing on the matter on December 14, the Court also sought complete details from IG (Prisons), Bihar, about the incident.

"We take note of the news in the media in regard to the incident yesterday in which some unauthorised persons entered Beur jail. We direct IG (Prison) to submit a report

to this Court. CBI should also conduct an independent inquiry into the matter and submit a report," the Bench said, describing the incident as "very serious".

However, Additional Solicitor- General Amrendra Sharan, appearing for the CBI, said though the Centre has so far got no report about it yet an application to this effect has been filed by the brother of late CPML leader Ajit Sarkar.

Pappu Yadav, who earlier this year joined Laloo Prasad Yadav's RJD and successfully contested recent by-election to Lok Sabha from Madhepur, is lodged in Beur jail on the orders of Supreme Court in Ajit Sarkar murder case.

He was sent to Beur jail after the apex court had twice cancelled his bail granted by the Patna High Court.

This is not the first party thrown by Pappu Yadav inside the Beur jail as he had entertained some inmates there about a month ago after he was granted bail by the Patna High Court for the second time, which was subsequently cancelled by the apex court.

Earlier, Pappu Yadav, in scant regard to rule of law, had unauthorisedly campaigned in Madhepur during the last Lok Sabha election even when he was supposed to be in jail, which had prompted the Supreme Court to order an inquiry in that incident too.


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