New Delhi: Vikas Yadav, undergoing life
imprisonment along with cousin Vishal for killing MBA graduate
Nitish Katara in February, 2002, today moved the Delhi High
Court seeking interim bail to attend his brother`s marriage.
Seeking interim bail for three months, Vikas said in the
application that his younger brother Kunal`s marriage is fixed
for April 29 and the rituals would start from April 14, the
date fixed for engagement ceremony.
He also said in the bail plea, which is likely to be
heard tomorrow by the division bench headed by Justice B D
Ahmed, that he would like to meet his grand father who would
perform the marriage ceremony being the seniormost member of
In August 2009, the bench, which has been hearing the
appeal filed Vikas and Vishal Yadav challenging the trial
court`s conviction order, had rejected their bail plea and
said ”although both the accused persons were in custody for
past several years, their incarceration cannot be a ground by
itself for grant of bail".
In May 2008, a city court had sentenced Vikas, 37, son
of controversial UP politician D.P. Yadav, and his cousin
Vishal, 36, for killing Nitish Katara, son of an IAS officer.
According to the prosecution, Vikas and Vishal had
kidnapped Katara from a marriage party in Ghaziabad on the
night of February 16, 2002, and killed him as they were
against Katara`s intimacy with their sister Bharati Yadav.