Shehla murder: Accused blames BJP legislator

Last Updated: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 19:12

Indore: Saba Farooqui, one of the accused in
the RTI activist Shehla Masood murder case, on Friday alleged that
CBI was shielding BJP MLA Dhruv Narayan Singh.

On her way to the special CBI court, Saba, when asked by
the reporters who was the main culprit according to her, said,
"Dhruv Narayan is the main culprit. The CBI is protecting
him."

Saba, an associate of the main accused in the case,
Zahida Pervez, added: "If he is not a culprit, then why
did BJP seek his resignation as vice president (of the state
unit)?"

Stating that Pervez was being falsely implicated, Saba
also alleged that CBI had got a certain CD related to the
case, but was not disclosing this.

Saba was today produced before the special judge,
Judicial Magistrate Shubhra Singh. She, however, refused to
give a statement under section 164 of Criminal Procedure Code.

Public Prosecutor Hemant Shukla said that her refusal to
give statement won`t affect the case as CBI had enough
evidence.

CBI had questined Dhruv Narayan last month in connection
with the case. According to the agency`s preliminary theory,
Pervez, who had an intimate relationship with the MLA, got
jealous because of Shehla Masood`s growing closeness to him,
and therefore had the RTI activist shot dead in August last
year.

The CBI has arrested five persons in the case so far.

PTI



First Published: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 19:08

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