Woman held in RTI activist murder case

The CBI on Tuesday arrested a city-based architect and an alleged contract killer in connection with the murder of RTI activist Shehla Masood here and claimed to have cracked the case.

Zahida Parvez, who was called for questioning at the CBI office here, and an alleged contract killer she claimed to have hired for the murder were arrested, CBI sources said. “The arrested accused persons will be produced in the designated court in Bhopal tomorrow,” CBI spokesperson Dharini Mishra said in New Delhi.

Agency sources claimed Zahida has confessed before CBI sleuths that it was she who had ordered Masood’s murder because she was suspicious of Masood’s relations with her husband. Pervez had reportedly told CBI that the killing was executed by a contract killer hired by her.

On September 6 last year, CBI took over investigations into the murder as no witnesses were coming forward to share any information even as the shooting had taken place in broad daylight in a posh locality here.

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