Bharti’s call about Nitish’s abduction vital: Neelam
Seeking death penalty for Vikas and Vishal Yadav in the 2002 killing of her son Nitish Katara, Neelam Katara on Tuesday told the Delhi high court that her conversation with Yadavs’ sister Bharti proves that her son was kidnapped by them before his murder.delhi Updated: Dec 05, 2012 02:50 IST
Seeking death penalty for Vikas and Vishal Yadav in the 2002 killing of her son Nitish Katara, Neelam Katara on Tuesday told the Delhi High Court that her conversation with Yadavs’ sister Bharti proves that her son was kidnapped by them before his murder.
Vikas and his cousin Vishal are currently serving life term along with others for killing Nitish in February 2002 as they were against their sister Bharti’s intimacy with him.
Appearing for Neelam, who had lodged the FIR against Yadavs on February 16, 2002, counsel PK Dey told the bench of justices Gita Mittal and JR Midha that Bharti had made several calls to the victim's mother on February 17 and had told her that she was upset and worried that Nitish was taken away by her brothers from the marriage venue of her friend.
Referring to Neelam’s testimony before the trial court, the counsel told the bench that on February 17, 2002 Bharti and the victim’s mother had made about 50 calls in one day.
“The call details are a vital piece of evidence to establish that their (Neelam and Bharti’s) long conversation on 17 February 2002 was on abduction of Nitish,” the lawyer said, adding this evidence is corroborated by the testimony of other witnesses including Nitish and Bharti's friend Bharat Diwakar. The lawyer will continue argument on Wednesday.