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Katara murder: key accused gives list of 13 witnesses


New Delhi : Vikas Yadav, the main accused in the 2002 Nitish Katara murder case, Thursday submitted a list of 13 witnesses to a local court in his defence.

Vikas, the son of former MP D.P. Yadav, is facing trial for his alleged role in the abduction and subsequent killing of Katara, who was a close friend of his sister Bharti.

The list submitted by Vikas to the court of Additional Sessions Judge Ravinder Kaur included the name of his father, besides record-keepers of chief judicial magistrate's court and police station in Paharganj here as well Ghaziabad.

The accused also sought the court's permission to add more names to the list of witnesses later on in case he found it necessary.

After taking the list on record, the court adjourned the case till July 3 for recording the testimony of defence witnesses.

Meanwhile, Vishal Yadav, co-accused and cousin of Vikas, also filed a list of four witnesses including two lawyers of Allahabad — Arvind Mishra and Jai Singh.

Vikas and Vishal are accused of kidnapping and murdering Nitish Katara, a business executive on Feb 16-17, 2002, after taking him from a marriage party in Ghaziabad as they were allegedly averse to Katara's proximity with Bharti.