Bhopal: Even as the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has taken over the probe into Bhopal’s RTI Activist Shehla Masood’s murder, reports on Wednesday alleged tampering of her cell phone- key evidence- by police.
As per reports, Masood was shot dead outside her house a little after 11 am on August 16. When the police reached the spot later at noon, they seized her car and two mobile phones for examination.
Phone call records accessed by police show that calls were made from her number six hours after her death. On August 17, a day after her murder, a call was made to an Art of Living Centre and two calls were made to a Mandla number.
Victim`s brother Arsh has alleged, "Police had taken the phones in their custody and now we come to know that calls were being made from her phone after she was dead. This is serious. It`s tampering with evidence."
The reports of evidence tampering come a day after the CBI recreated the murder scene at slain Masood`s residence in Koh-E-Fiza locality and searched her office premises in MP Nagar area for clues.
The investigators also found a pendant from the activist`s car and also came to know that calls were made/received from her mobile even after her death.
However, a senior police official said that since they have handed over the entire case to the CBI for probe, he would be unable to share any details.
He said that normally a mobile phone takes 48 hours to clone and during that period if somebody had called on that number or SMSed then definitely it will come on record.
Earlier, the police had also recovered a gold chain from her body and possibly this particular pendant may be the part of it, sources said.