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HC asks Vikas, Vishal to withdraw legal notice

Delhi High Court has asked both the accused in Nitish Katara Murder case, to withdraw the legal notice.

india Updated: Dec 15, 2006 15:09 IST

Delhi High Courton Fridayasked Vikas and Vishal Yadav, accused in Nitish Katara Murder case, to withdraw the legal notice served by them on the Special Public Prosecutor BS Joon for allegedly defaming them by giving statement against them in the media.

"Giving out a notice of this nature would definitely create mental pressure on the special public prosecutor and you should withdraw the notice," said Justice AK Sikri and asked Yadav's Counsel to seek instructions from his clients.

Vikas and Vishal had served the defamation notice amounting to Rs 20 crorein November, on Joon referring an incident of July 25 where the Special Public Prosecutor expressed doubts over the authenticity of Bharti Yadav's signature on the fax papers sent from London.

The court has fixed December 18 as the next date of hearing.

The Court was hearing a petition filed by victim's mother Neelam Katara seeking direction to the accused for withdrawal of the notice. She also alleged that by serving this type of notice on the Special Public Prosecutor, accused were creating mental pressure on him.

On February 17, 2002 Nitish Katara, a son of an IAS officer and MBA student was allegedly killed by Yadav as they were against his intimacy with their sister Bharati.

First Published: Dec 15, 2006 15:09 IST