Katara murder case: Vishal Yadav moves SC for bail
Pleading for bail, Vishal Yadav submitted in his petition that he is not keeping well and there was no "direct evidence" against him and the lower court had convicted him on the basis of circumstantial evidence.delhi Updated: Nov 11, 2011 18:53 IST
Vishal Yadav, who along with his cousin Vikas, is serving life term for killing MBA graduate Nitish Katara in 2002, on Friday moved the Supreme Court for bail.
Pleading for bail, he submitted in his petition that he is not keeping well and there was no "direct evidence" against him and the lower court had convicted him on the basis of circumstantial evidence.
Vishal, son of controversial UP politician D P Yadav, approached the apex court challenging the Delhi High Court order of February 24 in which his plea for bail plea was dismissed.
The high court had rejected Vishal's plea for suspension of his sentence till the court decides on his appeal filed in 2008 after being sentenced to life imprisonment by a lower court.
The bench had rejected the argument that Vishal has been in jail for more than five years and the High Court itself had granted him bail for two and half years during the trial and during that period he had maintained a clean record.
The trial court had in May 2008 sentenced Vishal and Vikas to life imprisonment for kidnapping Katara on the intervening night of February 16-17, 2002, from a marriage party in Ghaziabad and killed him as they were against their sister Bharti Yadav’s relationship with him.