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Shehla case: Shooter refuses to record statement

Alleged shooter Tabish Khan, who was arrested in connection with the murder of RTI activist, on Monday refused to record his statement.



Indore: Alleged shooter Tabish Khan, who
was arrested last month in connection with the murder of RTI
activist Shehla Masood, on Monday refused to record his statement
in the case, CBI officials said.

Tabish, a cousin of another accused Shaquib Ali
`Danger`, was produced before the special CBI court of
magistrate Dr Shubhra Singh where he initially started giving
statements, but later stopped abruptly and then refused to go
ahead with the statement, they added.

Following this, Tabish was taken to the Indore Central
Jail, where he will remain in judicial custody till April 11.

Tabish had been arrested from his residence in Kanpur
early last month. While remanding him to judicial custody on
March 30, the magistrate had given Tabish 48 hours time for
his to record the statement.

On March 26, the court had extended till April 3 the
judicial custody of four other accused in the high-profile
case - Zahida Pervez, an interior designer, her colleague Saba
Farooqui, Shaquib and Irfan, an alleged contract killer.

Shehla was shot dead outside her Bhopal residence on
August 16, 2011. The CBI is investigating the case.

PTI

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