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Medical report spells more trouble for Nitish Katara killers, Vikas and Vishal Yadav

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May 28, 2012 at 06:51pm IST

New Delhi: In what may prove to be more trouble for Nitish Katara's killers, CNN-IBN has accessed the Army Medical Board report on their medical records that questions their prolonged stays in hospitals using flimsy medical grounds and staying out of jail thus.

In November 2011, CNN-IBN had reported how Vikas and Vishal Yadav, convicted for the murder of Nitish Katara, were regularly out of jail on flimsy medical grounds. Now the report prepared by the medical board headed by a brigadier proves that the medical records of the brothers don't justify the need for their prolonged stays in hospitals.

The report says that the Yadav brothers have made 151 visits to the Batra and AIIMS hospitals since May, 2008.

Vishal Yadav was admitted to AIIMS at least 12 times between 2004 and 2012 for periods varying from four days to 109 days at a stretch.

It adds that a study of the Vishal's medical records show that his prolonged stays in hospitals were not justified and that on several occasions, his discharge was planned but later postponed, despite his medical condition being stable and showing no signs of change.

In connection with his brother, Vikas Yadav, the report says he was admitted to AIIMS on October 10, 2011. His stay was prolonged by 24 days as jail authorities were not paying for a PET scan that had to be carried out on him.

In 2011, CNN-IBN had reported how Vikas spent 24 days in an A category luxury ward waiting for a PET scan to happen. He was later discharged without any scan whatsoever.

Shockingly, the report says that the scan conducted on a later date showed that he was normal.

The Army medical board was set up by the Delhi High Court.

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