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Katara case | Police approach Interpol

Public Prosecutor BS Joon said the Government has applied to the Interpol on July 5.

india Updated: Jul 17, 2006 20:57 IST

Interpol has been approached to trace Bharti Yadav, the elusive daughter of former MP DP Yadav, who has failed to appear before it as a key witness in the Nitish Katara murder case issuance of NBW against her, Delhi Policeon Mondaytold a local court.

Arguing before the court of Additional Sessions Judge Ravinder Kaur, Public Prosecutor BS Joon said the Government has applied to the Interpol on July 5 requesting it to trace Bharti and a reply is yet to be received by it.

Under Secretary in the Union Home Ministry Ramesh Kumar also appeared before the court and submitted his report regarding the NBWs issued against Bharti.

The report had a fax message from the Indian High Commission in London saying there are no laws in the United Kingdom (UK) to compel Bharti to attend the court.

The fax message further said though the High Commission had arranged for the papers to be served on Bharti, summons from overseas have no legal authority in UK. Whether she complies with them or not is her prerogative.

The court also posted the prosecution's plea for proclamation for appearance of Bharti to July 19 and directed the Public Prosecutor to show the law under which proclamation can be issued against a witness.

The prosecution has moved the application consequent to failure of Bharti Yadav, sister of the main accused Vikas Yadav, to appear as a witness in the case seeking to declare her as proclaimed offender under section-82(1) of Criminal Procedure Code.