SC upholds conviction of Vikas Yadav, Vishal Yadav and Sukhdev Pehalwan in the 2002 Nitish Katara murder case. The apex court, however, agrees to hear the issue of quantum of punishment in the case
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the conviction of Vikas Yadav, Vishal Yadav and Sukhdev Yadav alias Pehlwan in the Nitish Katara murder case but issued notice to the Uttar Pradesh government on the quantum of sentence.
Upholding the conviction of both, an apex court bench of Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar and Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel issued notice on the quantum of sentence, telling their counsel: "We can give you indulgence so far as the quantum of sentence is concerned."
Vikas Yadav was given an enhanced 30-year jail term without remission by the Delhi High Court for murdering Katara, including 25 years for murder and another five years for destruction of evidence.
Sukhdev Yadav too was awarded an enhanced life sentence by the high court and is undergoing 20 years in jail without remission.
Hearing on the notice on enhanced sentence would take place after six weeks.