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Shehla case: judicial custody of 3 extended till Apr

Last Updated: Monday, March 26, 2012 - 17:29

Indore: The special CBI court here on Monday extended the judicial custody of three accused in RTI activist Shehla Masood murder case, including interior designer Zahida Pervez, till April 3.

The court extended the judicial custody of Pervez, Saba
Farooqui, and Shaikb "Danger" for another nine days.

The court also extended the police custody of Tabish Khan,
an alleged shooter, till March 30, after he and other three
were produced before Judicial Magistrate Dr Shubhra Singh

Fifth accused, alleged contract killer Irfan, is also in
judicial custody till April 3.

After hearing the grievances of Parvez and Farooqui about
jail arrangements, the judge sought a reply from the
authorities, said senior public prosecutor, Hemant Shukla.

Shukla also said that court allowed CBI to take voice
samples of Pervez and Farooqui within in ten days. Both had
refused to give sample.

When asked if Tabish would undergo a polygraph test, the
prosecutor said that Tabish had refused to undergo it.

Defense lawyer Nafisa Khan told reporters that Pervez and
Farooqui complained about ill-treatment and poor facilities
in the jail, and the court sought an explanation by March 28.

"Saba is suffering from asthma and Zahida from spleen-
related diseases, hence they have asked for separate cell with
better facilities," Khan said.

The two women accused also told the court today about
alleged ill-treatment by jail employees, non-availability of
place to offer namaz, poor living conditions, etc.

Zahida allegedly had intimate relations with BJP MLA Dhruv
Narayan Singh, and had got masood killed out of jealousy as
the RTI activist too was close to the politician, according to
the investigation so far.


First Published: Monday, March 26, 2012 - 17:21
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