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Katara case: Bharti to depose in court

Witness Bharti agrees to appear after SC rejects her plea seeking permission to depose through video-conferencing.

india Updated: Sep 27, 2006 15:36 IST
Indo-Asian News Service
Indo-Asian News Service

Bharti Yadav, daughter of former MP DP Yadav and a key witness in a case relating to the February 2002 murder of a youth, on Wednesday told the Delhi High Court that she was ready to depose at a trial court.

Bharti's affidavit, informing the court that she was likely to depose within two weeks in the case concerning the murder of Nitish Katara, son of a former senior Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer, would be taken up for hearing Wednesday or Thursday.

The affidavit was sent from London, where Bharti currently resides.

The Supreme Court had last week rejected her application seeking permission to depose in the case through video-conferencing.

She had earlier faxed an application to the trial court that she was ready to depose in the case for the prosecution but the prosecution was putting hurdles in her way.

The prosecution alleges that Bharti's brother Vikas Yadav and his cousin Vishal Yadav had murdered Katara as they were against his affair with Bharti.

First Published: Sep 27, 2006 13:42 IST