Supreme Court to pronounce verdict in Nitish Katara murder case today

The Supreme Court had on August 17, 2015, upheld the conviction of Vikas, Vishal and Sukhdev, saying ‘only criminals are crying for justice’ in this country.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: October 3, 2016 2:56 pm
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The Supreme Court will on Monday pronounce the quantum of punishment to be given to convicts Vikas Yadav, Vishal and Sukhdev Pehalwan. All three were convicted in 2002.

A bench of Justices Dipak Misra and C Nagappan will pronounce the verdict on the appeals filed by Vikas and Vishal against the Delhi High Court order which had enhanced the life term to 25 years in jail without remission and an additional five years for destruction of evidence in the case by terming the murder of Katara as ‘honour killing’.

Yadavs’ acquaintance Sukhdev Yadav alias Pehelwan was also awarded an enhanced life sentence of 25 years without remission by the court which held that the crime fell in ‘rarest of rare category’, but saved them from the gallows saying possibility of their reformation and rehabilitation is not ‘unforseeably foreclosed’.

The Supreme Court had on August 17, 2015, upheld the conviction of Vikas, Vishal and Sukhdev, saying ‘only criminals are crying for justice’ in this country.

While upholding the conviction, the apex court had said that it will separately consider hearing pleas on the limited aspect relating to enhancement of quantum of sentence of the three convicts by the High Court.

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    Blah.blah
    Oct 3, 2016 at 3:59 am
    Modi should be tried in the same manner. But SCam wouldn't.
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    Gopal
    Oct 3, 2016 at 4:15 am
    If the Uphaar case verdict is an example, the Supreme Court will cover itself infamy. These cases should not even be heard by multiple higher courts because they are simply opportunities for judicial corruption.
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    indian
    Oct 3, 2016 at 3:52 am
    The mindset of 'privileged' people that they can get away even with murder, is the root cause and the severest sentence in this case will help dent this mindset.
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    Lawfarm
    Oct 3, 2016 at 5:44 pm
    The verdict of the highest court is most welcome and we should respect it. In this case the accused are very powerful. It took many years and finally the verdict of the supreme court is here.
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    Prafulla
    Oct 3, 2016 at 3:53 am
    The criminal and culprit when goes higher court there punishment should be enhanced.
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