Nitish Katara case, Vikas Yadav, Parole plea, Delhi HC
Delhi (India), Feb.13 (ANI): The Delhi High Court on Monday dismissed Vikas Yadav's plea who is serving 25-year jail term without any remission for brutally murdering Nitish Katara after the government raised objections.
Yadav, one of the three killers in the murder case asked for two months plea to maintain social ties and arrange the fine amount levied on him against his conviction.
A bench headed by Chief Justice Vipin Sanghi rejected Yadav's appeal while informing the accused lawyer that "either you withdraw plea or I will dismiss it."
Yadav's lawyer took a day to take instructions.
Earlier, the Delhi High Court issued the notice to Delhi Police, Delhi Government and the victim's mother Neelam Katara, seeking their stand on the plea moved by the convict.
One of the shocking cases of honour killing, the accused Vikas and Vishal had murdered the 25-year-old Indian business executive Nitish Katara, on February 17, 2002 as they were opposed to his friendship with their sister and Uttar Pradesh strongman D.P. Yadav's daughter Bharti Yadav. (ANI)