Shehla murder: CBI announces Rs 5 lakh reward

RTI activist Shehla Masood was shot dead outside her house in Bhopal last month.

Last Updated: Sep 16, 2011, 23:43 PM IST

New Delhi: The CBI on Friday announced a cash
reward of Rs five lakh for providing information about the
murder of RTI activist Shehla Masood, who was shot dead
outside her house in Bhopal last month.

On September 3, a case was registered against unnamed
persons by the Bhopal unit of the agency, CBI sources said

Shehla was shot dead when she was going towards her car
outside her residence in posh Koh-e-Fiza locality in Bhopal on
August 16.

Madhya Pradesh 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
support of Anna Hazare`s cause. She was also involved in other
causes, including wildlife conservation.

Her father Sultan Masood had said he expected no justice,
being a "lower middle-class person", and did not think that
police were probing the case sincerely.

He had alleged that in January, Shehla had filed a
complaint with the Lokayukta that she feared threat to her
life from senior IPS officer Pawan Shrivastava.