Major breakthrough in Masood case 3 held

Major breakthrough in Masood case 3 held

By: || Updated: 01 Jan 1970 12:00 AM

New Delhi/Bhopal: In
a major breakthrough in the Shehla Masood murder case, the Central Bureau
of Investigation (CBI) has arrested a woman interior designer for alleged
involvement in the murder of the activist in Bhopal last August, said an
agency official Tuesday.

Along with the woman, identified as Zahida Pervez, another person, whom
Pervez had allegedly hired to kill Masood, was arrested Tuesday from

"Pervez is at present in CBI custody and it is believed
that she had some personal rivalry with the RTI activist," said the
official. Pervez, whom the CBI had earlier identified as an architect, had
reportedly told the CBI investigators that she had had developed a deep,
personal enmity with Masood and hired a contract killer to eliminate
her.According to sources, the murder was an outcome of a extra-marital

The sources claimed that they have confessional statement from Pervez, the
wife of Asad Parvez, a petrol pump owner. Her father-in-law Mullah Sajjad
Husain alias Fakru Bhai is a prominent citizen of the city.According to a
statement from the CBI, the arrested duo will be brought before the
designated court at Bhopal Wednesday.The 32-year-old Masood was shot dead
in broad daylight in front of her house.

The CBI had taken over the case three weeks after the murder.The Bhopal
unit of the CBI was looking into the murder since the first week of
September and even announced a reward of Rs.5 lakh for anyone giving
information leading to the arrest of the assailants. However, as it failed
to make any headway in the matter, the probe was handed over to the Delhi
team of the CBI.A CBI team from Delhi, comprising Joint Director Keshav
and Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Arun Bosra, arrived in Bhopal Monday to
take over the investigations.

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