Indore: In a new turn in the RTI activist Shehla Masood murder case, Irfan, one of the accused, on Thursday told the judge that he wanted to become a government witness.
Irfan`s statement was recorded at a closed-door hearing before the special judge for CBI cases Rajiv Kumar Ayachi.
The statement was then kept in a sealed envelope. Next hearing in the case would be on September 6 and 25 when the court is likely to announce its ruling on whether to grant pardon to Irfan after making him a government witness.
Irfan later told reporters outside the court that "I have revealed the truth before the court".
His lawyer, advocate Virag Tiwari, said his client would like to become a government witness.
Masood was shot dead in front of her house in Bhopal on August 16, 2011. According to CBI, main accused Zahida Pervez was jealous of Shehla`s alleged closeness with former BJP MP Dhruv Narayan Singh and she, therefore, conspired to kill Shehla.
Other accused are Zahida`s friend Saba Farooqi, Irfan, Saquib Ali alas Danger and Tabish.