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Vikas Yadav fit for court, say doctors

delhi Updated: May 02, 2007 02:21 IST
Vikas Yadav fit for court

Vikas Yadav, prime accused in the Nitish Katara murder case, who evaded court proceedings on Monday saying he was unwell, has been certified fit by doctors at the Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) Hospital.

Vikas, whose statement is being recorded in the court of Additional Sessions Judge Ravinder Kaur, said he is down with diarrhoea and severe throat pain due to which he could not record his statement. Following this, he was sent to RML hospital for check up, and the hearing was deferred by two days. Hospital authorities declared Yadav fit for deposition on Tuesday.

In January, the Delhi High Court had directed the trial be concluded by May 31, following which the Sessions Court ordered a day-to-day hearing from April 17.

During the recording of evidence, Vikas Yadav, son of former Rajya Sabha MP D.P. Yadav, brushed aside the prosecution’s claim that he and his cousin Vishal Yadav, co-accused in the case, kidnapped and killed Katara. I do not know Nitish Katara, the deceased,” Vikas had said.

The prosecution alleged that the victim was kidnapped from a wedding party by the Yadavs and later killed. The recording of his statement was inconclusive and would continue on Wednesday.

The court has already wrapped up the recording of Vishal's statement and the deposition of the prosecution’s evidence with the examination of 43 witnesses.