The Delhi High Court will on Friday hear a plea of Vikas Yadav, serving a 30-year jail term without remission in the Nitish Katara murder case, challenging the decision of a single judge refusing extension of the parole granted to him.
Vikas Yadav and his cousin Vishal "manipulated" hospital visits "to procure outings from jail" which "manifests a lack of remorse or regret", Delhi High Court on Friday said while awarding them an enhanced life term of 30 years each.
Making it difficult to even come out on parole, Delhi High Court on Friday said the government has to give prior notice to Nitish Katara's family before deciding any such plea or even remission of sentence of the convicts.
Lambasting trial courts for not examining circumstances in totality to arrive at an appropriate punishment for killers of Nitish Katara, Delhi High Court on Friday said the trial judges have overlooked well- settled principles and erred in law.
The 12-year-old Nitish Katara murder case has cost the state exchequer Rs 5.86 crore including nearly Rs 75 lakh spent on the security and upkeep of three convicts Vikas Yadav, Vishal Yadav and Sukhdev Pehelwan, Delhi High Court said on Friday.
Vikas Yadav, convicted for killing Nitish Katara, on Tuesday told the Delhi High Court that "there is no evidence of pre-planning or cold-blooded premeditation" against him while submitting arguments against award of death penalty in the case.
The Delhi High Court Friday asked the city police to provide the "aggravating and mitigating" factors which could help it determine the sentence to be awarded to UP politician D P Yadav`s son Vikas and two others who have been convicted for killing Nitish Katara.
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.
The Delhi High Court on Tuesday asked city police to respond to a plea of Vishal Yadav, one of the three convicts who is serving life imprisonment in the Nitish Katara murder case, seeking two weeks` interim bail to attend his younger brother`s engagement ceremony.