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HC rejects early hearing of Vikas Yadav’s parole plea

He was convicted for the murder of Nitish Katara.

The Delhi High Court on Friday declined an early hearing of a parole plea moved by Vikas Yadav — convicted for the murder of Nitish Katara — saying it “will not make any difference” if the application is taken up after a month.

Justice A K Pathak refused to hear the plea, even as Vikas’s counsel Sumeet Verma contended that his client was “suffering” as his rights under Article 14 (equality before law) is being violated.

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The court, however, turned down the counsel’s contention and said, “One more month will not make any difference. Whether you (convict) are happy or unhappy I will not prepone the date.” The matter will now be heard on March 17.

Vikas, son of UP politician D P Yadav, sought three months’ parole on grounds that he has to visit his 93-year-old grandfather. In his plea, he said he has been in jail for the past 13 years and his conduct has been good throughout.