Ajay Katara’s security guards arrested

October 6th, 2008 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS  

Ghaziabad, Oct 6 (IANS) A court here Monday allowed the police to interrogate for 14 days two security guards of Ajay Katara, the main witness in the 2002 murder of Nitish Katara.The guards - constables Ramvir and Sachin - were arrested Sunday but produced before civil magistrate Ajay Yadav a day after, said the police.

Ajay Katara was arrested Friday and is in 14-day police custody on charges of allegedly kidnapping property dealer Dharmendra Yadav, who was later rescued by a police patrolling party that heard his cries for help.

Katara’s bail application was Monday submitted in the district court here and the hearing has been scheduled for Oct 13, said his lawyer

His testimony was crucial in the conviction of Vikas, son of D.P. Yadav, a politician from Uttar Pradesh’s ruling Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) in the murder of Nitish Katara. Vishal, D.P.Yadav’s nephew, has also been convicted in the murder case.

Nitish Katara, son of a senior Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer, was in love with D.P. Yadav’s daughter Bharti. Nitish was kidnapped and murdered after he attended a wedding in Ghaziabad Feb 16, 2002. His half burnt body was found in a village in Bulandshahr in Uttar Pradesh.

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