CBI is probing the role of two senior BJP politicians in the mysterious death of RTI activist Shehla Masood in Bhopal and a new team of the agency is camping there to further investigate the matter.
Sources in the agency said the probe is being looked into by a new team after the Bhopal unit could not make any headway in the case.
The sources said names of two senior BJP leaders including that of a member of Parliament have surfaced during the probe which needed to be investigated extensively.
They denied reports with regard to the role of an IPS officer in the case and said no evidence has surfaced so far suggesting his involvement in the case.
Ms. Masood was shot dead when she was going towards her car outside her residence in posh Koh-e-Fiza locality in Bhopal on August 16.
The case has now been taken over by CBI’s Delhi-based unit as “it has better resources, better manpower and better facilities”, sources in the agency said.
The agency announced a reward of Rs five lakh in September for anyone providing credible information about the murder mystery.
The CBI is also looking for the murder weapon which is yet to be traced.
“It is strange that a woman who is an RTI activist is shot outside her home in broad daylight in a crowded locality and yet no one has any knowledge about it. It may be that there is something that is holding people back from sharing information with the authorities,” an official said.
On September 3, the agency registered the murder case after a reference was made to it by the Madhya Pradesh government.