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Nitish Katara case: Court dismisses bail plea of accused

PTI  New Delhi, November 07, 2009
First Published: 18:46 IST(7/11/2009) | Last Updated: 18:48 IST(7/11/2009)
A Delhi court on Saturday dismissed the bail plea of Sukhdev Pehalwan, one of the accused in Nitish Katara murder case, who said he wants to take part in the wedding of his nephew.


Additional Sessions Judge J R Aryan allowed the plea of public prosecutor B S Joon that the accused, if granted bail, may flee from the judicial custody.

The court also considered the fact that the accused had absconded for almost four years after the murder of Katara.

Pehalwan had moved the application seeking his release on bail saying his nephew is getting married on November 19 and the family is in need of a responsible person to supervise all arrangements as his elder brother was not keeping well.

The prosecutor had countered the plea saying, that the elder brother, whose son is getting married, was ill was not sustainable as it was he who has been pursuing the case.

Opposing the bail plea, the prosecutor had said the same accused had absconded after the commission of the offence in 2002 and the trial against him was separated from that of Vikas and Vishal Yadav, convicted for the murder of Katara, because of this reason.

Pehalwan, along with Vikas and Vishal, allegedly killed Nitish on the night of February 16, 2002.

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