The Supreme Court on Thursday, cancelled the bail it had granted to former Jharkhand Minister Yogendra Sao.
"His presence in Jharkhand appears to be undisputed in view of the fact that there are several details, including PNR Nos. showing that he has travelled to Jharkhand along with dates on which he is supposed to have reached Jharkhand. There are mobile call details which show that he called from his cell phone No. before transit at a particular airport and after transit at the destination. Though there are some instances when Yogendra Sao @ Yogendra Saw seems to have travelled because of hearing of the case at Jharkhand, there are several instances when his absence at Bhopal and presence in Jharkhand is unexplained and is obviously unauthorized."
The bench then cancelled the bail. However, it refused prosecution's plea to cancel Nirmala Devi's bai.
The court has also directed that all the criminal cases pending against Sao and Nirmala Devi in the State of Jharkhand shall be consolidated and conducted in the Court designated by the District Judge, Ranchi. This will also facilitate witness protection, the court said.