Shehla case: Accused say they are being implicated

Indore: Key accused in RTI activist Shehla Masood murder case Zahida Pervez and her aide Saba Farooqui today alleged that they were being falsely implicated at the behest of "influential" people who have also "managed" CBI which is probing the case.

Leaving from the special CBI court here after they were remanded in judicial custody, Zahida along with Saba alleged that they were being implicated in the 2011 murder case of the 32-year-old Bhopal-based activist.

"Hum logon ko to fansaya ja raha hai is case mein (We are being implicated in the case),: the accused shouted while being taken to jail in police vehicle.

When reporters sought to know who was behind the crime, they said, "You people know it...those people whose name has surfaced are the masterminds...we are being should inquire it in detail...CBI too is hand-in-glove with them".

Besides the two women, sharp shooters Shakib 'Danger' and Irfaan are accused in murdering Masood outside her residence in Koh-e-Fiza locality in Bhopal on August 16, 2011.

BJP MLA Dhruvnarayan Singh's name also cropped up in the case in which Zahida is accused of eliminating Shehla over the latter's alleged "proximity" with the politician.

"We are not making allegations. But CBI is hand-in-glove with the mastermind.... A deal has been struck between them... you may inquire about it," they said.

Earlier in the day, a special CBI court here extended till April 11 the judicial custody of Zahida Pervez and three others in connection with the murder case.