09/11/2016 12:48 PM IST | Updated 09/11/2016 1:01 PM IST

Rape Accused RJD MLA Raj Ballabh Yadav Surrenders

He will be sent back to prison for two weeks to enable the rape victim record her statement.

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PATNA -- Following the Supreme Court's order, RJD MLA Raj Ballabh Yadav, who is accused of raping a minor, on Wednesday surrendered before the Bihar Sharif court in Patna.

He will be sent back to prison for two weeks to enable the rape victim to record her statement before a trial court.

The minor girl, the victim in the alleged rape case had expressed concern for her and her family's safety.

She said she was scared that her family might be "eliminated", along with her, after the Patna High Court granted bail to Yadav on 30 September.

In April, Yadav was named as one of the main accused in a charge-sheet filed by Nalanda Police, after he allegedly raped a minor girl at his residence on 6 February, following which he was immediately suspended by the party.

After absconding for almost one month, Yadav had surrendered in March before a chief magistrate's court in Bihar Sharif in Nalanda and was sent to jail.

However, he was granted bail by the Patna High Court on 30 September, for which the opposition used to criticize the state government for not placing facts against the RJD MLA before the Patna High Court.

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