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Vishal Yadav seeks retrial in Nitish Katara case

Agencies  New Delhi, July 05, 2012
First Published: 14:21 IST(5/7/2012) | Last Updated: 21:23 IST(5/7/2012)

Vishal Yadav, convicted in the Nitish Katara murder case has sought a retrial of the case on the ground that he was not seen with Katara before the murder. Ram Jethmalani, Vishal's lawyer told the Delhi high court that Nithish Katara was seen with Vikas Yadav, Vishal's cousin who is also convicted in the case, and not Vishal.

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"We are very much willing for the retrial," Jethmalani told the bench while commencing his final argument on the convict's appeal.

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.

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