The Delhi High Court on Friday set up a board of army doctors to examine medical records of Vikas and Vishal Yadav, convicted of murdering Nitish Katara, to know how many of their numerous visits from the Tihar Jail to various hospitals were justified.
A bench of Justices Gita Mittal and VK Shali directed the medical superintendent of the Army Research and Referral Hospital to constitute a board of doctors and evaluate the medical records of the convicts.
"An independent committee is required to evaluate the medical records of both Vikas and Vishal to ascertain which medical visits were warranted and which were not," the bench said, and sought a report from the committee within four weeks.
Taking a serious view of Vishal's 87 visits to Batra Hospital and upgrading of Vikas's facilities at AIIMS, the high court had earlier asked both the hospitals for their medical records.
The court had also asked Vishal to return the money spent by the government on his security during his numerous visits to the hospitals from Tihar Jail.
Referring to the AIIMS medical records, the victim's mother, Neelam Katara, alleged Vikas was not in his room on Diwali, October 26, 2011.
Her counsel PK Dey argued that Vikas had left the hospital at 8.30pm and returned next morning but the nurse who was on duty had not been informed.