Shehla case: Polygraph test to be done on Irfan

A special court hearing the RTI activist murder case extended the police custody of alleged contract killer Irfan till March 22.

Indore: A special court hearing the RTI
activist Shehla Masood murder case on Friday extended the police
custody of alleged contract killer Irfan till March 22 and
also granted CBI the permission to conduct a lie detection
test on him.

Irfan was produced in the special CBI court of
judicial magistrate Dr Subhra Singh which extended his police
custody till March 22, senior public prosecutor Hemant Shukla
told reporters.

"It is up to the investigators (CBI) to decide when
will he be subjected to polygraph test," he said.
Uttar Pradesh police had handed over Irfan`s custody
to CBI on March 9 which then formally arrested him under
section 302 (murder) and 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of the
Indian Penal Code.

Irfan, who is the fourth accused in the murder case of
the 32-year-old activist, was arrested by Uttar Pradesh police
from Talaq Mahal locality in Kanpur on February 27.

Besides him, Bhopal-based architect Zahida Pervez, her
assistant Saba Farooqui and alleged contract killer Shakib
`Danger` are the three other accused in the case.

The court also allowed CBI to bring and seize Irfan`s
cloths from Kanpur jail, Shukla said.

On March 14, main accused Zahida Pervez had recorded
her statement in the closed-door hearing before the special
CBI court under section 164 of CrPC, while the co-accused Saba
Farooqui refused undergoing it. The duo had also refused
taking the polygraph test even though they had agreed for it

Another accused Shaikb `Danger` who is currently in
judicial custody at Indore Central Jail, had agreed to make
his statement after ten days in the CBI special court.

Saba and Shaikb were remanded in judicial custody till
March 13.

Shehla was shot dead outside her residence at posh
Koh-e-Fiza locality in Bhopal on August 16, 2011.


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