Accused seeks interim bail in Nitish Katara murder case
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Last Updated: Friday, November 12, 2010, 18:15
  
New Delhi: An accused in Nitish Katara murder case, against whom the trial was separated from that of convicts Vikas and Vishal Yadav, on Friday approached a Delhi court seeking interim bail for performing the last rites of his mother.

"Accused/applicant Sukhdev Pehalwan be kindly granted the interim bail for 15 days to perform the 'shradh' (last rites) of his mother who passed away on November 10 at his native place in Uttar Pradesh," the application filed before Additional Sessions Judge J R Aryan said.

The court took the plea into the records and fixed it for hearing on November 19, the next date of hearing.

It is hearing final arguments in the eight-year-old murder case against Pehalwan, the third accused besides Vikas and Vishal Yadav.

Pehalwan is standing trial separately from Vikas and Vishal Yadav as he had absconded after the incident and was arrested in 2005.

A Delhi court had earlier awarded rigorous life imprisonment to Vikas and his cousin Vishal Yadav for their role in the murder of Nitish, a business executive.

The Yadavs have filed appeals in the Delhi High Court against their conviction in the case.

According to the prosecution, Pehalwan was present with the accused Yadavs in their car after they had abducted Nitish from a marriage function in Ghaziabad and killed him on the night of February 16, 2002.

The Yadavs did not approve the affair of their sister Bharti Yadav with Nitish.

PTI


First Published: Friday, November 12, 2010, 18:15


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