Bhopal: BJP leader Sushma Swaraj has defended
party MLA in Madhya Pradesh Dhruv Narayan Singh, who has been
questioned by CBI in connection with the murder of RTI
activist Shehla Masood here.
The Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha maintained that so
far court has not pronounced him guilty in the case. "Till
court pronounces a person guilty in a case, the BJP will not
form any opinion about the person concerned," she said when
asked about Singh`s suspected link to the crime.
Swaraj was speaking to reporters yesterday at Vidisha,
her constituency, about 50 km from here.
"A person cannot be held guilty merely on the basis of
media reports or police action," she remarked.
Masood was found murdered in front of her house in the
posh Koh-e-Fiza area here on August 16 last year.
Singh is understood to have close relations with Masood
as well as arrested alleged mastermind Zahida Parvez - an
interior designer - which resulted in latter`s resentment
towards the activist, prompting her to order the killing.
Meanwhile, Youth Congress workers burnt an effigy of the
BJP legislator here yesterday and demanded his expulsion from
the ruling party.