Vikas and Vishal Yadav, prime suspects in the sensational Nitish Katara kidnap case, were on Monday remanded to judicial custody till March 11, even as investigations were on to confirm whether a half-burnt body found in Khurja belonged to the abducted business executive.
Chief Judicial Magistrate Rajinder Kumar remanded Vikas, son of Rajya Sabha Member D P Yadav, and his cousin Vishal to judicial custody till March 11 after they were brought to the city from Dabra in Madhya Pradesh by a special Uttar Pradesh Police team on Monday morning.
"We will be seeking a police remand from the court on Tuesday so that we can question the duo in connection with the case," Ghaziabad Superintendent of Police A K Raghav, who headed the special police team, said.
He also said the police were trying to ascertain whether the half-burnt body found at Khurja belonged to the victim.
"We are trying to match the fingerprints taken from the body with those obtained from the Transport department, which had procured them in the past for the purpose of driving license record," he said.
The magistrate at Dabra had remanded the duo to judicial custody till March seven in connection with the case of possessing illegal cartridges.
The Yadav brothers were brought here on a transit remand granted on Sunday.
Meanwhile, Vikas Yadav, who is on bail in model Jessica Lal's murder case, admitted to scribes outside the court that he had a minor scuffle with Katara.
However, he insisted that he did not know who he was.
"I did not know who he (Katara) is. There was an altercation outside the gate (of marriage venue). After that there was no talk, neither did he sit with us. I do not know from where all these reports (of his own involvement) are coming," Vikas said.
Vikas said that he came to know that Nitish was the person with whom he had some altercation only later.
"Nothing happened beyond this," he said.
Vikas, who was defeated from the Bisauli seat in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday, and Vishal have been charged with abduction of 24-year-old Katara, after the latter danced with their sister Bharati at a marriage party.
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