`Shehla murder probe shows names of politicians`

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 17:38

New Delhi: Names of some influential
political personalities have surfaced during the CBI probe in
the murder of RTI activist Shehla Masood in Bhopal, prompting
the agency to hand over investigations to its Special Crime
Unit in Delhi.

The agency, which was making little headway in the
killing of Masood in August in the absence of any eye-witness
coming forward even though the incident took place in broad
daylight in a busy and posh locality of Bhopal, has got some
leads, CBI sources said.

The leads indicate involvement of some political
personalities based in the national capital, the sources said
without taking any names.

The case, which has been probed by the Lucknow unit of
the agency, will now be handled by its Delhi-based unit as "it
has better resources, better manpower and better facilities",
they said.

The agency has announced award of Rs five lakh in
September for anyone providing credible information about the
murder. The murder weapon used in the case is yet to be

On September 3, the agency registered a case in the
murder of Masood after the case was referred to it by the
Madhya Pradesh government.

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


First Published: Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 17:38

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