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Nitish Katara's mother upset over parole to Vikas, seeks Delhi Govt.'s intervention

Updated: Aug 02, 2016 11:20 IST
New Delhi, Aug 2 (ANI): Expressing grave concern over the repeated parole granted to Vikas Yadav and two other convicts in the Nitish Katara murder case, the victim's mother Neelam Katara today urged the Tihar Jail authorities to revive its working system and asked the Delhi Government to look into the matter.

"I expect the Delhi Government will go to the bottom of this. Also another criminal who is with Vikas and also convicted in my son's murder, Sukhdev Pehelwan, he has also been going to his home town every month twice," Neelam told ANI here.

"I would like the Delhi Government to get into the details of both these people as to how they are allowed to go. Why they are allowed to go?... I think the Tihar Jail should revive its working system," she added.

Neelam further said this shows that criminals like him have no repentance and they are continuing to just subvert the system.

"And of course, the Tihar Jail is helping them in doing it," she added.

Neelam's reaction comes in wake of reports that Vikas was granted parole twice last year on the pretext of attending a court proceedings in Badaun, Uttar Pradesh.

Neelam had told the Delhi High Court earlier in March that if Vikas, convicted of murdering her son Nitish, is released on parole, he may kill someone else and 10 years later the victim's mother could be standing before the court seeking justice.

The submission was made before Justice Siddharth Mridul while opposing Vikas' plea for four weeks' parole to sell his ancestral property in Uttar Pradesh.

The Delhi High Court had on March 27 last year granted seven-day custody parole to Vikas to visit his 93-year-old grandfather, who underwent an angioplasty.

The High Court had on February 6, 2015, enhanced the sentence of Vikas and his cousin Vishal from life imprisonment to 25 years without remission for murdering Nitish and five more years for destruction of evidence in the case.

Yadavs' acquaintance Sukhdev Yadav alias Pehelwan was also awarded an enhanced life sentence of 20 years without remission by the High Court.

The three were awarded life term by a trial court for abducting and killing Nitish, a business executive and son of an IAS officer, on the intervening night of February 16-17, 2002. They did not approve of the victim's affair with Bharti, the daughter of D P Yadav. (ANI)