Katara case: 'Delhi govt to be heard in HC'
The Supreme Court has ordered that both Delhi and Uttar Pradesh governments will be party to the appeal filed by Vikas and Vishal Yadav against their conviction in Nitish Katara murder case.india Updated: Mar 02, 2009 20:23 IST
The Supreme Court has ordered that both Delhi and Uttar Pradesh governments will be party to the appeal filed by Vikas and Vishal Yadav against their conviction in Nitish Katara murder case.
The victim's mother Neelam Katara said there was reasonable apprhension that Mayawati government in Uttar Pradesh would not opposing the bail plea of the accused who is the son and nephew of D P Yadav having considerable influence in the government.
Neelam Katara has contended that Uttar Pradesh government has been wrongly impleaded as the respondent in the appeal was filed in the Delhi High Court.
Katara's counsel Kamini Jaiswal contended that when a local prosecutor dealt with the trial of the case after it was transferred from Ghaziabad to a Delhi court, the matter in the High Court was also to be handled by the Delhi government and not by Uttar Pradesh government.
The counsel said though Uttar Pradesh government did not object to Delhi government being made a party to oppose the appeal of convicted persons there is a possibility of the two states taking contradictory stands.
However, setting aside the apprehensions, a Bench comprising Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan and Justice P Sathasivam said both UP government and Delhi government will be a party in the appeal in the High Court.