New Delhi: CBI on Saturday registered a case
relating to the murder of RTI activist Shehla Masood who was
shot dead outside her house in Bhopal.
The case has been registered against unnamed persons by
Bhopal unit of the agency, CBI sources said here.
The Centre had received a letter from Madhya Pradesh
government requesting for a CBI probe into the murder of
Masood in Bhopal.
Official sources said the letter was received last week
by the Department of Personnel from the state government.
Shehla was shot dead when she was going towards her car
outside the residence in posh Koh-e-Fiza locality in Bhopal on
Madhya Pradesh Police, probing the case, is likely to
question BJP leader Tarun Vijay. Police could not figure out
the motive but suspected she was eliminated by some powerful
persons against whom she had filed RTI applications.
Shehla had earlier gone on a hunger strike in Bhopal in
Hazare`s support. She was also involved in other causes,
including wildlife conservation.
Sultan Masood, her father, had said he expected no
justice, being a "lower middle-class person", and did not
think that police were probing the case sincerely.
He alleged that in January this year, Shehla had filed a
complaint with the Lokayukta that she feared threat to her
life from senior IPS officer Pawan Shrivastava.