Vikas Yadav, one of the three convicts in the Nitish Katara murder case, today pleaded before the Delhi High Court that he be exempted from death penalty as his act was not so brutal or gruesome and there are chances of his reformation.
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 on Friday allowed Vikas Yadav, convicted for killing Nitish Katara, to meet his ailing grandfather by granting him custody parole of two days as a test to see if he is "fit to be let out in society".
The city police on Friday told the Delhi High Court that Vikas Yadav and two others, convicted for killing Nitish Katara in 2002, deserve death penalty as the offence was "pre-meditated" and committed in a "cold- blooded" manner.
The parole plea moved by Vikas Yadav, convicted for killing Nitish Katara, was on Tuesday transferred to another bench of the Delhi High Court which is hearing arguments on sentence to be awarded to the three convicts 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 police on Tuesday told the Delhi High Court that Vikas Yadav and his cousin Vishal, serving life terms for killing MBA graduate Nitish Katara in 2002, had the knowledge about their sister`s intimacy with the victim.
Vikas Yadav, a convict in the 2002 Nitish Katara murder case, told the Delhi High Court that a forensic expert had testified that it was "less likely" that the victim was killed with a hammer, the alleged weapon of offence.