Shehla Masood case: BJP MLA to undergo test again



New Delhi: BJP MLA Druv Narayan Singh is likely to undergo lie-detection test again tomorrow in connection with the RTI activist Shehla Masood murder case as the previous attempt by the CBI to carry out the procedure on him did not prove conclusive.

Sources in the agency said Singh's physical parameters did not remain normal during the test on March 14 and, hence, it could not be completed.

They said the agency is likely to carry out the polygraph test on him tomorrow subject to his consent and his medical condition including blood pressure and body temperature remaining normal.

The CBI sources said the MLA is "not completly off-radar" in the case. However, the agency has not received any evidence so far which points to his role in the murder of the 38-year old activist.

Singh had given consent to undergo lie-detection test before a special court in Indore.

During the probe, the CBI has found that accused Zahida Parvez had "very close relations" with the MLA, to the extent of obsession, and resented his closeness with Masood, they said. Parvez is currently in judicial custody.

From her diary, the sleuths had come to know of several instances where Parvez had noted down her sentiments for Singh and growing resentment towards Masood, the sources said.

While analysing call details of Parvez and her friend and another accused Saba Farooqui, sleuths came across some calls made purportedly to a close aide of Singh soon after Masood was murdered on August 16 outside her house in Koh-e-Fiza locality in Bhopal. Farooqui is also in judicial custody.

PTI