Lucknow, Apr 21 : The Supreme Court issued a notice for the transfer of the Nitish Katara murder case outside Uttar Pradesh today.
The court has also stayed the trial of Ajay Katara who is the main witness of Nitish Katara murder case filed in Ghaziabad court.
Katara is facing a trial on a complaint filed under Section 498A of the Indian Penal Court (IPC) by his estranged wife alleging that he had subjected her to constant harassment.
Katara has also filed a petition before the Supreme Court saying that he apprehended threat to his life from the family of Vikas Yadav, who allegedly murdered Nitish Katara.
Father of Vikas Yadav was out to eliminate him for deposing against the accused in Nitish Katara murder, said his statement.
He said that the harassment case was being used against him by the accused for settling scores against him.
Katara claimed to have seen Vikas and his cousin Vishal taking away Nitish in a car from a marriage party in Ghaziabad on February 16 -17, 2002.
Nitish Katara, a business executive and son of an IAS officer, was allegedly killed by them.
His body was recovered from Khurja in Bulandshahr District of Uttar Pradesh.