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Katara murder: Vikas Yadav moves HC for bail

delhi Updated: Nov 09, 2011 18:48 IST

Vikas Yadav, serving life term along with cousin Vishal in Nitish Katara murder case, on Wednesday moved the Delhi high court seeking bail to execute general power of attorney (GPA) in favour of his mother.

A division bench of justices S Ravindra Bhat and Pratibha Rani issued notice to Delhi Police on Yadav's bail plea and sought its response by November 22.

In the bail plea, Yadav sought an order suspending the life sentence, awarded to him by the trial court, for four days.

He claimed that his personal presence is required 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 that his mother was facing difficulty in controlling the property without GPA.

The accused 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 refused to entertain the plea.

Vikas and Vishal had kidnapped Nitish Katara, an MBA graduate and son of an IAS officer, on the intervening night of Feb 16-17, 2002, from a marriage party at Ghaziabad and later killed him.

Vikas was opposed to his sister Bharti's intimacy with Katara.

In June 2008, Vikas and Vishal Yadav were convicted by the trial court for the killing and sentenced to life imprisonment.