"The petitioner (Vikas) is granted a custody parole for a week. He be taken into custody to his south Delhi farm house and even to meet his lawyer," Justice A K Pathak said, adding that police will always accompany him in plain clothes.

Vikas, son of Uttar Pradesh politician D P Yadav, had sought three-months parole to visit his 93-year-old grandfather who has undergone angioplasty.

He added that he has been in jail for the past 13 years and his conduct has been good throughout.

Vikas also said that he wishes to challenge in the Supreme Court, the high court verdict in the murder case and requires time to prepare his appeal.

He submitted that he had approached the Delhi government to grant him parole under the special rights given to prisoners.

However, the state government has declined his request. Vikas's counsel Sumeet Verma contended that his client was "suffering" as his right under Article 14 (equality before law) is being violated.

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