Nithari case: CBI court adjourns hearing till April 20

A special CBI court on Monday adjourned to April 20 hearing in one of the cases in connection with the sensational Nithari killings.

Last Updated: Apr 11, 2011, 20:16 PM IST

Ghaziabad: A special CBI court on Monday adjourned to April 20 hearing in one of the cases in
connection with the sensational Nithari killings, after one of
the main accused Surender Koli`s newly appointed lawyer sought
more time to obtain documents related to the case.

Koli`s amicus curiae, Subodh Tyagi filed an
application for a week`s time for documents pertaining to the
Choti Payal murder case, which were not supplied to him
following his appointment by the court on April 4.

On March 31, Koli, in his application had told the
court that the defence lawyer provided to him by the
government was not competent enough to deal with his cases and
due to the advocate`s incompetency he was sentenced to death.

Special judge Shyam Lal allowed Koli`s plea for a new
defence lawyer. The court appointed Tyagi as amicus curiae for
Koli.

CBI advocate Jai Prakash Sharma said that hearing
in the Choti Payal case has almost been completed and only
legal rulings will be filed from both sides, including
prosecution and defence, following which the case will be
fixed for judgement.

Choti Payal was one of the victims in the gruesome
Nithari killings in Noida, which had made headlines across the
country in 2006.

PTI