CBI questions BJP MLA in Shehla murder case

Last Updated: Saturday, March 3, 2012 - 21:31

Bhopal: The CBI on Saturday questioned BJP MLA
Dhruv Narain Singh and his close aide Sanjay Gupta in
connection with the murder of RTI activist Shehla Masood,

Sources in the agency said though they had not found any
conclusive links of the leader with the murder, he remains a
suspect in the case.

The BJP leader is understood to have close relations with
Masood as well as arrested alleged mastermind Zahida Parvez
which resulted in latter`s resentment towards the activist,
prompting her to order the killing.

The agency had recovered a personal diary of Parvez in
which the investigators found several entries showing her
obsession with the legislator.

The sources said Parvez who was an architect-cum-interior
designer allegedly came into contact with the MLA in 2007 and
developed an intimate relationship with him as the politician
frequented her office.

CBI had found that Parvez and Masood knew each other and
it was the former who had introduced the activist with the

Parvez kept a close eye on the `friendship` between
Masood and the politician and allegedly went to the extent of
trailing him along with her friend Farooqui. It was during one
such surveillance that she found that he visited Masood`s
house and spent about half an hour there, they said.

During the questioning of accused - Farooqui, Saquib and
Parvez - sleuths found that Parvez was so obsessed with the
MLA that she had kept one office staff just for monitoring his
movements and analysing call details through his bills, the
sources said.

One entry in the diary on August 15 - a day before the RTI
activist was killed - refers to the MLA saying "Dhruv did not
speak to me for two-three days but made a call to Shehla for
half an hour," they said.


First Published: Saturday, March 3, 2012 - 21:31

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