Katara murder: Vikas Yadav withdraws bail plea

Vikas Yadav, serving life term along with cousin Vishal in Nitish Katara murder case, today withdrew his bail application from the Delhi High Court after judges expressed unwillingness to entertain his plea.

Updated: Oct 21, 2011, 21:05 PM IST

New Delhi: Vikas Yadav, serving life term
along with cousin Vishal in Nitish Katara murder case, today
withdrew his bail application from the Delhi High Court after
judges expressed unwillingness to entertain his plea.

"The bail application is dismissed as withdrawn," a bench
headed by Justice S Ravinder Bhat said.

"At this stage, we are not inclined to entertain your
bail application," the bench, also comprising Justice Pratibha
Rani, said.

Senior advocate Sushil Kumar, appearing for Vikas, did
not press for the decision on the bail application after the
bench made its intentions clear.

Earlier, Kumar sought bail for the convict saying "I
(Vikas) have never been given bail by the trial court even
though I tried for it on many occasions."

"For last ten years, he is inside and as a result, he was
never present in any family celebration," the defence lawyer
said.

The accused has also sought interim bail for a week`s
period ahead of festival season. However, the court also
refused to entertain the plea.

Vikas and Vishal had kidnapped Nitish Katara, an MBA
graduate and son of an IAS officer, on the intervening night
of Feb 16-17, 2002, from a marriage party at Ghaziabad and
later killed him.

Vikas was opposed to his sister Bharti`s intimacy with
Nitish.

In June 2008, Vikas and Vishal Yadav were convicted by
the trial court for the killing and sentenced to life
imprisonment.

PTI