Katara murder case: Vishal Yadav moves SC for bail

Last Updated: Friday, November 11, 2011 - 21:15

New Delhi: Vishal Yadav, who along with his
cousin Vikas, is serving life term for killing MBA graduate
Nitish Katara in 2002, on Thursday moved the Supreme Court for bail.
Pleading for bail, he submitted in his petition that he
is not keeping well and there was no "direct evidence" against
him and the lower court had convicted him on the basis of
circumstantial evidence.

Vishal, son of controversial UP politician D P Yadav,
approached the apex court challenging the Delhi High Court
order of February 24 in which his plea for bail plea was
dismissed.

The High Court had rejected Vishal`s plea for suspension
of his sentence till the court decides on his appeal filed in
2008 after being sentenced to life imprisonment by a lower
court.
The bench had rejected the argument that Vishal has been
in jail for more than five years and the High Court itself had
granted him bail for two and half years during the trial and
during that period he had maintained a clean record.

The trial court had in May 2008 sentenced Vishal and
Vikas to life imprisonment for kidnapping Katara on the
intervening night of February 16-17, 2002, from a marriage
party in Ghaziabad and killed him as they were against their
sister Bharti Yadav’s relationship with him.

PTI



First Published: Friday, November 11, 2011 - 21:15

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