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Quietly, Bharti Yadav gets married

S. K. Ahuja, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, November 01, 2009
First Published: 23:27 IST(1/11/2009) | Last Updated: 23:29 IST(1/11/2009)

Vikas Yadav, who is serving life imprisonment in the Nitish Katara murder case, finally attended his sister Bharti Yadav’s wedding ceremony at an open banquet garden on Mehrauli-Gurgaon Road on Sunday.


Surrounded by more than a dozen plain-clothes policemen, the cream shervani-clad Vikas roamed around freely and greeted the baraat along with his father D.P. Yadav and other family members at a moderately decorated venue.

D.P. Yadav was seen in a reddish shervani while his younger son Kunal was in an off-white attire.

The venue had three-tier security comprising armed private security guards and bouncers in sensible attires.

Entry to the venue was being observed carefully with the help of video cameras all over.

Though noted politicians were conspicuously missing from the wedding, controversial god man Chandraswami was present.

The High Court on Friday had allowed Vikas Yadav to attend his sister's wedding under judicial custody but

had refused to grant him interim bail.

He had sought interim bail for three months to take part in the ceremony.

Yadav is in jail for murdering Katara, who allegedly had a relationship with his sister Bharti.

Bharti Yadav’s groom is Gurgaon-based MNC executive Yatin Rao (27).

Rao is son of a Haryana government official and his mother is a lecturer in a government college in Gurgaon. His younger sister Pooja Rao is studying.

The family lives in Sector 31 in Gurgaon. Rao’s maternal uncle and socialist Dr J.N.

Yadav of Mahendergarh played the key role in arranging the marriage.

The moderately decorated venue, Jhankar Garden, also witnessed firecrackers for about 10 minutes. A live orchestra played music all the time during the ceremony.

Some relatives, who didn't wish to be named, said there were many more people at the wedding of Bharti's sister at the

Siri Fort auditorium some time back.

They said this time the Yadav family maintained restrain in distributing wedding invitation cards.

The food served on the occasion was vegetarian and there were no arrangements for cocktails.

Yadav’s family was seen introducing Yatin to their relatives and acquaintances during the function before the Varmala ceremony.

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