Nitish Katara murder: HC seeks Vikas' reply

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New Delhi, Oct 31 (UNI) The Delhi High Court today sought an explanation from Nitish Katara murder case life-term convict Vikas Yadav, son of former Rajya Sabha MP D P Yadav, as to why the Delhi Government should not be made a party in his appeal against life imprisonment.

Vikas, who was sentenced to life imprisonment by a Sessions Court of Patiala House recently, had appealed against the order and also pleaded that the Delhi Government be dropped as a party in the appeal as its presence was irrelevant.

As the incident had taken place in Ghaziabad and throughout the trial, the public prosecutor was specially appointed by the Uttar Pradesh government, Delhi Govt was not a necessary party in the appeal, Vikas had urged.

Justices Anil Kumar and V K Shali declined to issue any notice to the UP government at this stage and directed the counsel for Vikas to file an affidavit giving details of reasons for removing the Delhi Government from the case. The Court also directed the Counsel Sumeet Verma to furnish all Supreme Court orders in this regard and details of SLP filed in the apex court.

The Supreme Court had last week rejected Vikas's plea to transfer the matter from Delhi to the Allahbad High Court.


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