Katara case: HC refuses to release for now Vishal`s sureties
The Delhi High Court today refused to give immediate relief to Vishal Yadav, one of the three life convicts in Nitish Katara murder case, on his plea seeking release of two sureties and his brother`s passport deposited for his 10-day parole last month.
New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today refused to give immediate relief to Vishal Yadav, one of the three life convicts in Nitish Katara murder case, on his plea seeking release of two sureties and his brother`s passport deposited for his 10-day parole last month.
A vacation bench of justices Gita Mittal and Deepa Sharma, however, issued notice to the Registrar General of the Delhi High Court, with whom the sureties were deposited, on Vishal`s plea that his younger brother Vivek Yadav`s original documents including his passport be released on priority basis.
During the hearing of the application, the bench said there was no urgency and listed the matter before a regular bench on July 4.
The court on May 16 had granted 10 days parole to Vishal for his younger brother`s wedding on a personal bond of Rs one lakh with two sureties of the like amount to the satisfaction of the court.
Vivek and Virender Singh Yadav had deposited their original documents along with Rs one lakh each against Vishal`s release from jail to attend Vivek`s marriage ceremony which was scheduled for May 24.
Recently, justices Mittal and J R Midha had upheld the trial court verdict in the case convicting Vishal, his cousin Vikas and Sukhdev Pehalwan for kidnapping and murder.
The trial court had in May, 2008, awarded life sentence to trio for the murder of Nitish Katara.
Nitish was abducted and killed by Vikas, Vishal and Pehalwan on the night of February 17, 2002 as the Yadavs did not approve of the victim`s affair with Vikas` sister Bharti, daughter of D P Yadav, as they belong to different castes, the high court had said while upholding their conviction on April 3.