The Supreme Court on Friday refused to entertain the bail plea of Vikas Yadav, the prime accused in the Nitish Katara murder case.
A bench comprising Justices KG Balakrishnan and DK Jain refused to accept the plea of Yadav that he was entitled to bail in view of Bharati's deposition before a trial judge.
With the apex court unrelenting on its stance, the counsel for the petitioner Rajnath Chopra withdrew the petition and agreed to move the High Court again on the matter.
The court, accordingly, granted permission for Yadav to move a fresh bail application before the High Court.
Vikas Yadav, son of a controversial politician DP Yadav, and his cousin Vishal Yadav are the prime accused in the killing of Nitish Katara, who was allegedly kidnapped by them and done away with in February, 2002, because they did not like the intimate relations between their sister Bharati and the victim.
Bharati Yadav, the key witness in the case, on Thursday concluded her deposition in a local court with her lawyer claiming she has denied any love affair with the victim while the prosecution indicated she has turned hostile.