Vikas Yadav, serving life sentence in the Nitish Katara murder case, was on Tuesday granted custodial parole for a day by the Delhi high court.
He had sought the parole to execute a general power of attorney in favour of his mother. A bench of justices S Ravindra Bhat and Pratibha Rani however rejected his plea for release on parole for four days.
The bench asked Yadav's lawyer to inform the jail authorities as well as the public prosecutor about the date on which he intends to execute the document.
The police have opposed Yadav's plea for four-day parole, saying the convict has failed to make it clear why he wanted four days to execute a single document as it was just a day's work.
Yadav's lawyer advocate Vikas Pahwa, however, submitted to the bench that his client has to execute the document at Ghaziabad.
"By any reason, if it cannot be done the same day, it can be done the next day, for which he needed more than a day," the counsel said.
"If the work cannot be done on the same day, you are at liberty to approach the court again," the bench said while declining his plea for four days custody parole.
Yadav, in his bail petition, claimed that his personal presence is must for preparation and execution of GPA, appointing his mother as the lawful attorney to manage and control the property purchased jointly by him and his mother.
According to the petition, in 1992 they had bought a property in Vasant Vihar and Ghaziabad and that his mother was facing difficulty in controlling the property without GPA.
Yadav had earlier sought interim bail for a week's period ahead of the festival season on the ground that there was a delay in hearing of his appeal by the high court. However, the court had refused to entertain the plea.