Delhi govt fields top lawyers in Nitish Katara murder case

Updated on Aug 01, 2015 03:00 AM IST
The Delhi government on Friday appointed senior lawyers Gopal Subramanium and Dayan Krishnan to contest the appeal of Nitish Katara murder case convicts Vikas Yadav and his cousin Vishal in Supreme Court.
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Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

The Delhi government on Friday appointed senior lawyers Gopal Subramanium and Dayan Krishnan to contest the appeal of Nitish Katara murder case convicts Vikas Yadav and his cousin Vishal in Supreme Court.

The Arvind Kejriwal government’s move comes after Neelam Katara, mother of Nitish Katara, requested the Delhi government to appoint these two senior lawyers to contest the appeal of convicts who have been sentenced to 25 years in jail without any remission by the Delhi high court.

“On the request of Neelam Katara, the home department has appointed senior lawyers Gopal Subramanium and Dayan Krishnan to contest the appeal of Vikas Yadav and Vishal against their imprisonment in the Supreme Court,” said a senior government official.

The high court on February 6 had enhanced the sentence for Vikas Yadav and his cousin Vishal from life imprisonment to 25 years without remission for the murder of Nitish Katara and five more years for destruction of evidence in the case.

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