Neelam Katara

  • Nitish Katara murder case: Mother seeks death for convicts July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The mother of Nitish Katara, who was abducted and killed in 2002, on Friday sought death penalty for the three convicts including UP politician DP Yadav's son Vikas saying they were a "menace to the society and there was no chance of their reformation or rehabilitation". Neelam Katara's counsel,...
  • Nitish Katara murder: Mother Neelam satisfied with High Court order April 2, 2014

    New Delhi: The mother of Nitish Katara, who was abducted and murdered in 2002, said her stand has been vindicated by the high court which held that the murder of her son was a case of honour killing. "This is an important stage and this battle for justice would continue. With...
  • Nitish Katara murder: HC upholds conviction, life term of the Yadavs April 2, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday upheld a trial court order sentencing three convicts in the Nitish Katara murder case to life imprisonment. The court dismissed the appeals of the three convicts - son and nephew of politician DP Yadav, Vikas and Vishal, and contract killer Sukhdev - saying...
  • Nitish Katara murder: Delhi HC verdict on Yadavs' plea today April 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Twelve years after the murder of Nitish Katara, the Delhi High Court will on Wednesday deliver its judgement on the appeal filed by politician DP Yadav's son Vikas Yadav and nephew Vishal Yadav. A trial court had sentenced Vikas and Vishal Yadav to life imprisonment six years ago....
  • Need a change in policing laws: Neelam Katara April 20, 2013

    Strong reactions kept pouring in on Saturday against the horrific rape of a 5-year-old in Delhi. Neelam Katara, mother of murdered Nitish Katara, said there is a need to bring in a comprehensive change in police laws. ...
  • Nitish killers don't need hospitalisation: panel March 27, 2012

    New Delhi: In a major setback for Nitish Katara killers Vikas and Vishal Yadav a medical board at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) says that the duo is not suffering from any medical condition and don't require hospitalisation. A board of 10 doctors examined Vikas and Vishal between...
  • Vishal, Vikas' hospital visits to be probed March 23, 2012

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday ordered a medical board to be formed to investigate why Vikas Yadav and Vishal Yadav needed to make several visits to AIIMS Hospital and Batra Hospital. The duo are murder convicts in the Nitish Katara case. CNN-IBN had reported that both the accused...
  • Parole for Manu an unfair judgement: Katara November 16, 2011

    The court has in its wisdom passed this judgement but at the end of the day it's not a level playing field, Neelam Katara said. ...
  • If you have money, law is on your side: Neelam Katara November 16, 2011

    Nitish Katara's mother, Neelam Katara commented on Manu Sharma getting a 5-day parole and said change is needed in Indian Penal Code. ...
  • Tough to get justice in India: Neelam Katara May 20, 2010

    Chandigarh: Neelam Katara, the mother who set an example of fighting against the high and mighty, says it is tough to get justice in India after the much-awaited verdict on former Haryana DGP SPS Rathore in the Ruchika Girhotra molestation case got deferred by five days. A sessions court in Chandigarh...
  • HC allows Vikas Yadav to attend sister's wedding October 23, 2009

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday refused to grant interim bail to Vikas Yadav, who is undergoing life imprisonment in the Nitish Katara murder case, but allowed him to attend his sister's wedding under judicial custody. A bench comprising Justices Anil Kumar and Vipin Sanghi allowed Vikas, son of...
  • Brave mom Neelam Katara may contest polls for Cong February 24, 2009

    New Delhi: Neelam Katara, who won national fame for her fight against the alleged killers of her son, may contest elections in Delhi for the Congress, sources tell CNN-IBN Katara, mother of Nitish Katara, who was allegedly murdered by a powerful politician’s son and nephew, on Tuesday met a senior...
  • Katara murder: Vikas blames media for conviction August 4, 2008

    New Delhi: Vikas Yadav, who was awarded a life sentence in the high-profile Nitish Katara murder case has approached the Supreme Court and asked for his case to be transferred out of Delhi. He has said that there is too much of a media trial in the Capital, which is influencing...
  • Watch: Neelam Katara wins battle for justice May 31, 2008

    Vikas and Vishal Yadav get life term. Neelam Katara says she's happy. ...
  • Kataras vs Yadavs: Lawyers say battle isn't over yet May 30, 2008

    New Delhi: The Nitish Katara murder case was a long-drawn trial for the lawyers as well. On Friday, both the prosecution and the defence lawyers reacted to the Patiala House court verdict. While Kataras’ lawyer BS Joon said they would consider appealing for enhancement of the sentence, Yadavs’ lawyers were...
  • I respect the decision of the court: Neelam Katara May 30, 2008

    New Delhi: Neelam Katara, mother of victim Nitish Katara on Friday welcomed the trial court verdict sentencing Vikas and his cousin Vishal Yadav to life imprisonment in the murder case saying she respected the decision of the court. “Life sentence should mean a life sentence for it to be really meaningful....
  • Vikas, Vishal get life term for Katara murder | Watch May 31, 2008

    New Delhi: Vikas Yadav, son of controversial UP politician D P Yadav, and his cousin Vishal, were on Friday sentenced to life imprisonment in the Nitish Katara murder case. The Patiala House Court handed out the term to Vikas and Vishal for the murder of Nitish, a business executive, six years...
  • Bharti Yadav says her brothers are innocent May 30, 2008

    New Delhi: The Patiala House Court in New Delhi is likely to sentence Vikas Yadav and Vishal Yadav on Friday. Both were convicted for murdering the son of an IAS officer, Nitish Katara in 2002. The cousins allegedly kidnapped Katara from a wedding party, bludgeoned him with a hammer and...
  • Verdict in Nitish Katara murder case today May 30, 2008

    New Delhi: For Nitish Katara's mother, Neelam Katara, Friday will be another red letter day. It is the day the court will sentence Vikas and Vishal Yadav — the men convicted for killing her son. On Wednesday, a city court found the two cousins guilty of the kidnapping and murdering...
  • DP Yadav vows to fight on for son Vikas May 29, 2008

    Vikas Yadav's father DP Yadav remains defiant - he says he will do all he can to prove his sons innocence. ...
  • Special: The battle to fight the mother of all cases May 29, 2008

    Meet extraordinary women who have defeated the odds to win battles against those who killed their children. ...
  • Mother Courage: The fight for justice | Special show May 29, 2008

    On a day when Neelam Katara won a six-year-long battle against the murderers of her son Nitish Katara, we bring you stories of mothers who have overcome the trauma of losing their children and fought for justice. Three mothers from different walks of life are today bound together by the death...
  • Neelam Katara's battle for justice pays off May 28, 2008

    New Delhi: Vikas Yadav and his cousin Vishal Yadav were convicted on Wednesday by the Patiala House Court for kidnapping and killing Nitish Katara six years ago on February 16, 2002. As soon as the court delivered its verdict, it was all smiles and celebrations for Nitish's mother Neelam Katara as...
  • Katara family gets justice but says fight not over May 28, 2008

    New Delhi: The mother of Nitish Katara on Wednesday said her faith in the judicial system has strengthened after a court convicted Vikas Yadav and Vishal Yadav for the murder of her son Nitish. "This is a milestone case and I believe this (judgment) would ensure no other son of any...
  • Forum: Justice delayed is not justice denied May 28, 2008

    Her son may be no more. But for Neelam Katara, Wednesday, May 28, will be a day forever etched in the annals of her memory with the Patiala High Court pronouncing a guilty verdict on her son’s killers, Vikas and Vishal Yadav. A mother who sat and cried silent tears...
  • In Pics: Love kills! When honour breeds hatred May 28, 2008

    Love kills and how! Some kill to restore family honour, some to avenge transgression of family traditions and others because of religious intolerance. No matter what, people are killed and innocent lives are lost. One can only wonder how religion, reputation, creed and family honour can be more important than...
  • Justice for Priyadarshini, Jessica and now Nitish May 28, 2008

    New Delhi: The guilty verdict against Vikas Yadav and Vishal Yadav, the cousins accused of murdering young business executive Nitish Katara, is the third famous crime case involving powerful suspects and a spirited public campaign for justice. A nationwide public campaign, backed up by continuous media focus, is believed to...
  • The fight is not over, says Nitish's mother May 28, 2008

    New Delhi: Neelam Katara, mother of murdered business executive Nitish, has welcomed the court verdict against the two persons accused in the case. “I know this is not the end yet and there are many more battles to be fought but this is a huge milestone,” she told CNN-IBN minutes after...
  • Vikas, Vishal held guilty in Katara murder case May 28, 2008

    New Delhi: The Patiala House Court on Wednesday pronounced Vikas Yadav and Vishal Yadav guilty for the kidnapping and murder of Nitish Katara six years ago. They have also been declared guilty of destruction of evidence. The court is likely to pronounce quantum of sentence — which may range from life term...
  • Judgement Day: Nitish Katara murder verdict today May 28, 2008

    New Delhi: February 16, 2002: When Nitish Katara left his residence to attend a wedding, little did his family know that it was the last time they would ever see him. The Murder: Nitish was allegedly kidnapped around midnight from Diamond Palace in Ghaziabad, the wedding venue, and driven 80 kilometers...