Vikas Yadav, serving life term along with his cousin Vishal Yadav, for killing MBA graduate Nitish Katara in February 2002, was on Tuesday granted "custodial parole" by the Delhi High Court to attend his younger brother's wedding ceremony on April 29.
He has been allowed to attend the wedding function from 6pm on April 29 till the completion of the ceremony in the early hours of the following day.
The court permitted Vikas to meet whoever he desires in the function during the permissible hours. It, however, asked the police to ensure safe and secure surroundings.
Directing the police to accompany Vikas in plainclothes throughout the function, the bench said, "While permitting the appellant to move around and meet all those whom he may desire during this period, the officials shall ensure safe and secure surroundings."
In May 2008, a city court had sentenced Vikas, 37, and his cousin Vishal, 36, for killing Nitish Katara, son of an
According to the prosecution, Vikas and Vishal had kidnapped Katara from a wedding party in Ghaziabad on the night of February 16, 2002.
The duo had then killed him, as they were against Katara's intimacy with their sister Bharati Yadav.