Shehla murder: Court extends JC of four accused

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 15:21

Indore: A special CBI court here on Tuesday extended till April 11 the judicial custody of prime accused
Zahida Pervez and three others in connection with RTI activist
Shehla Masood murder case.

The Bhopal-based interior designer Zahida, her assistant
Saba Farooqui and two alleged shooters Shaikb `Danger` and
Irfan were produced before the special CBI court of judicial
magistrate Dr Shubhra Singh.

As soon as the proceedings began, the defence counsel of
BJP MLA Dhruvnarayan Singh whose name also figured in the
murder case, filed a petition saying the court was "misled" by
CBI on the polygraph test conducted on him.

Referring to the petition, senior public prosecutor
Hemant Shukla told reporters that "the special CBI court has
neither accepted it nor rejected it".

When asked about the content of the petition filed by
defence counsel Pradeep Gupta on the behalf of the legislator,
Shukla said, "It was the proceeding matter and cannot be
divulged as the court neither accepted nor rejected it".

Meanwhile, the court dismissed the petition filed by one
of the accused Shakib`s wife Noorjahan who alleged that CBI
was "torturing" her husband in its custody.

On alleged sharp shooter Tabish Khan`s denial that he
made statement under section 164 of CrPc in connection with
the murder of the 32-year-old activist, Shukla said, "It is
the willingness of the accused...CBI cannot force him to make
a statement".

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

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 15:21

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