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Bharti's sister to depose in court on Thursday

A Delhi Court orders Bharti's elder sister Bhavana to depose as a witness in the Nitish Katara case.

india Updated: Jan 17, 2007 13:34 IST

A Delhi Court on Wednesday summoned Bharti Yadav's elder sister Bhavana to depose before it on Thursday as a witness in the Nitish Katara murder case in which their brother Vikas Yadav is the main accused.

The order was issued by Additional Sessions Judge Ravinder Kaur.

Bhavana's counselon Tuesdaymoved an application before the court seeking an early date for recording of her statement. The court had earlier fixed February 1 for recording Bhavana's testimony.

Besides Bhavana, UP police sub-Inspector Anil Samania and a HDFC bank official were summoned on January 12 to record their statements on February one in the case.

Bharti, a key witness in Nitish Katara murder case, had recorded her testimony on November 29, 2006before the court after remaining elusive for two years.

Bharti's brother Vikas and cousin Vishal are accused of kidnapping and murdering Nitish with whom she allegedly had an intimate relationship.

While Vikas and another accused Sukhdev Pehlwan are in jail, Vishal has been granted bail by the Delhi High Court.

Katara was murdered on the night of February 16-17, 2002 from Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, where he had gone to attend a marriage party.

First Published: Jan 17, 2007 13:18 IST