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Nitish Katara case: Verdict on third accused tomorrow

delhi Updated: Jul 05, 2011 19:17 IST
Sukhdev Pehalwan

A Delhi court's verdict on Sukhdev Pehalwan, an accused in the 2002 Nitish Katara murder, is likely to be announced on Wednesday. Pehalwan's trial was separated from two convicts Vikas and Vishal Yadav as he could not be arrested.

Additional sessions judge JR Aryan last month fixed July 6 for giving the judgment after prosecution and defence counsel concluded arguments.

"It is submitted by both the sides that the arguments can be taken and treated as complete with the submission of written arguments from both the sides," the court said.

The trial court in 2008 awarded rigorous life imprisonment to Vikas, son of Uttar Pradesh politician DP Yadav, and his cousin Vishal for their role in the murder of Katara, a business executive, for his proximity to their sister Bharti Yadav.

According to prosecution, Pehalwan was present with the accused in their car after they abducted Katara from a marriage function in Ghaziabad and killed him on the intervening night of Feb 16-17, 2002.

Pehalwan was declared a proclaimed offender before being arrested in 2005.