SC rejects Vishal Yadav’s bail plea
The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed Vishal Yadav’s bail plea. Vishal along with his cousin, Vikas, is serving life term for killing Nitish Katara in 2002. HT reports.delhi Updated: Nov 18, 2011 23:25 IST
The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed Vishal Yadav’s bail plea. Vishal along with his cousin, Vikas, is serving life term for killing Nitish Katara in 2002.
A bench of Justice BS Chauhan and JusticeTS Thakur, however, asked the Delhi high court to expedite the hearing of appeals filed by Vishal and Vikas challenging the trial court judgment, convicting the duo in the Katara murder case. The two had murdered Katara as they resented his relationship with their sister, Bharti.
Vishal had appealed against the February 24 HC order. The nephew of controversial Uttar Pradesh politician DP Yadav, Vishal had moved the apex court on November 11, seeking bail on health grounds.
He also claimed before SC that there was no “direct evidence” against him and the lower court had convicted him merely on the basis of circumstantial evidence.
The high court had rejected Vishal’s plea to suspend his sentence till the court decided his appeal filed in 2008, following the trial court verdict.
First Published: Nov 18, 2011 23:21 IST