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Delhi HC upholds life term for Katara’s killers


New Delhi, April 2 :

The Delhi High Court Wednesday upheld the life imprisonment awarded to three convicts in Nitish Katara murder case while terming it a “honour killing”.

Nitish Katara
Nitish Katara

A division bench of Justice Gita Mittal and Justice J.R. Midha dismissed the appeals of the three convicts against a trial court verdict of May 2008 which awarded them life imprisonment for abducting and killing Nitish Katara in 2002.

Meanwhile, the bench posted for April 25 the appeal of Katara’s mother Neelam Katara who sought death sentence to the three convicts – Vikas Yadav, brother of Katara’s friend Bharti, and Vishal Yadav, Bharti’s cousin, and contract killer Sukhdev Pehalwan – who are serving life terms in the Tihar Central Jail here.