Nitish Katara murder: Vishal Yadav’s bail plea rejected

February 24th, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS  

Manmohan Singh New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) The Delhi High Court here Thursday rejected a bail plea of Vishal Yadav, serving life sentence for killing Nitish Katara, son of an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer, saying he has not cited any new ground for seeking bail. Yadav’s counsel told the court that his conduct during an interim bail earlier was good and therefore he should be given a regular bail.

Rejecting the plea, the high court bench of Justice B.D. Ahmed and Justice Manmohan Singh said this cannot entitle Yadav to get the bail “because we cannot judge a person within four-five days”.

“His conduct might be good at the time of interim bail but it doesn’t prove that same will be in nearby future,” said Justice Ahmed.

Vishal and his cousin Vikas Yadav killed Nitish Katara on the night of Feb 17, 2002, after abducting him from a marriage party in Ghaziabad as they were opposed to Nitish’s relationship with Bharti, Vikas’s sister.

Vikas Yadav is the son of Uttar Pradesh politician D.P. Yadav.

In June 2009, the two were sentenced to life imprisonment for Katara’s murder.

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