New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked
Tihar Jail authorities to produce medical records of Vikas
Yadav, serving life term along with two others in the Nitish
Katara murder case, on a plea that he had visited hospitals 87
times by misusing his financial and political influence.
"The Jail Superintendent is hereby directed to produce
all the relevant medical records of convict Vikas Yadav," a
bench of justices Gita Mittal and V K Shali said while posting
the matter for hearing tomorrow.
"Jail Superintendent is also directed to file a report as
to whether other inmates have also been permitted to visit
hospitals like Vikas Yadav," it said.
The court`s order came on the petition of Nilam Katara,
mother of the victim, seeking a direction to the jail
authorities and AIIMS to produce entire record relating to
Yadav`s ailments and his visits to the premier hospital.
The court, meanwhile, also issued notices to Delhi Police
and others on some cross appeals against the order of trial
court awarding life imprisonment to Vikas Yadav, son of
controversial Uttar Pradesh politician D P Yadav, and his
cousin Vishal Yadav in 2008.
The lower court has also awarded similar punishment to
third accused Sukhdev Pehalwan who was tried separately as he
had absconded during the trial of Yadav in the case.
While the convicts had moved the high court seeking
reversal of the trial court`s findings in the case, the Delhi
Police and Nilam Katara had filed appeal for award of death
penalty for them on the ground that the offence fell under the
`rarest of rare` category.
The court has fixed the cross appeals for hearing on