Nitish Katara homicide: HC dismisses Vikas Yadav’s parole plea on floor of mom’s sickness

New Delhi, August 26

The Delhi High Court has dismissed the parole plea of Vikas Yadav, who’s serving life time period for killing enterprise govt Nitish Katara in 2002, by refusing his submission that he has to attend his ailing mom as there isn’t any one to take care of her.

The excessive courtroom mentioned Yadav’s mom will not be motionless, as was prompt, and there are ample variety of family to take care of her.

Justice Vibhu Bakhru additionally thought-about that Ajay Katara, a key prosecution witness, and Nilam Katara, mom of the sufferer, have critical objections to Yadav being launched as they worry for his or her security.

“This court is not persuaded to accede to the prayers made in the present petition,” the decide mentioned and dismissed the plea.

The excessive courtroom mentioned the Delhi Government’s June 26 order rejecting Yadav’s parole plea can’t be faulted with.

Yadav sought parole on the bottom that he has to deal with his mom, who was acknowledged to be affected by spinal medical situation together with thyroid and inside stress inflicting her melancholy.

He additionally claimed that he was affected by psychological trauma because of incarceration for greater than eighteen years and he requires parole to attach along with his members of the family and preserve household and social ties.

The excessive courtroom famous that the decision element file signifies that his mom has been travelling extensively and there have been numerous visits from Delhi to numerous components of Uttar Pradesh, together with Ghaziabad.

While the paperwork equipped by him indicated that his mom had visited the Lok Nayak Hospital on three events in 2019, her name data indicated that she was not wherever close to the hospital on these dates, it mentioned.

Considering the previous conduct of Yadav, the excessive courtroom mentioned the apprehension of each the objectors—Ajay Katara and Nilam Katara—that he would misuse his liberty can’t be acknowledged to be unfounded.

“In any view, the contention that he has been in custody for a period of eighteen years without any liberty, is plainly unpersuasive. Even though the petitioner has been in custody he had found ways to avoid rigors of custody,” the decide mentioned in its six-page order which was handed on Tuesday.

Regarding Yadav’s counsel’s submission that he has been unable to satisfy his mom for a few years as he has not been launched from custody, the excessive courtroom mentioned this argument additionally has little attraction contemplating that nothing precludes his mom to go to him in jail.

The excessive courtroom mentioned throughout the earlier hearings, it was acknowledged that there was nobody to take care of Yadav’s mom as his sister was residing in Gurugram and his brother was staying in Punjab.

However, later his counsel submitted that it was not Yadav’s case that his youthful brother was residing in Punjab however merely that he was residing individually.

“This rivalry is superior because the standing report now filed clearly establishes that the petitioner’s youthful brother is predominantly residing in Delhi. He has minor kids that go to highschool in Delhi.

“The analysis of the call details record indicates that most of the time he is in Delhi. It has been ascertained that the petitioner’s younger brother lives in the same property (Vasant Kunj) as their mother,” the excessive courtroom mentioned.

However, Yadav’s counsel claimed that though his brother’s home is in the identical compound however it’s separate from the farmhouse during which their mom resides.

On October 3, 2016, the Supreme Court had awarded a 25-year jail time period with none good thing about remission to Vikas Yadav and his cousin Vishal for his or her function within the sensational kidnapping and killing of Katara.

Another co-convict Sukhdev Pehalwan was additionally handed down a 20-year jail time period within the case.

Prior to this, the Delhi High Court, whereas upholding the life imprisonment awarded to Vikas and Vishal Yadav by the trial courtroom, had specified a 30-year sentence, with none remission, to each of them. It had awarded a 25-year jail time period to 3rd convict Pehalwan.

All three had been convicted and sentenced for kidnapping Nitish Katara from a wedding celebration on the intervening evening of February 16-17, 2002 after which killing him for his alleged affair with Bharti Yadav, the sister of Vikas.

Bharti is the daughter of Uttar Pradesh politician D P Yadav who’s in jail in reference to one other homicide case.

Katara was murdered as Vishal and Vikas Yadav didn’t approve of his affair with Bharti as a result of they belonged to totally different castes, the decrease courtroom had mentioned in its verdict. PTI


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