Shehla Masood murder: BJP MLA appears for polygraph test

March 14, 2012 01:53 pm | Updated November 16, 2021 11:59 pm IST - New Delhi

BJP MLA from Bhopal Dhruv Narayan Singh on Wednesday appeared before the CBI for the lie-detection test in connection with the murder of RTI activist Shehla Masood, even as the two prime accused, architect Zahida Parvez and her friend Saba Farooqui refused to give their consent for it.

Mr. Singh arrived at the Central Forensic Science Laboratory with the CBI for his polygraph test at around 11 a.m., agency sources said.

They said the questioning is likely to hover around his purported relations with victim Shehla Masood and accused Parvez, and if he was aware of the murder plan allegedly hatched by the latter.

The sources said a detailed questionnaire covering these broad topics has been prepared by the experts.

During the probe, the CBI has found that Parvez had “very close relations” with the MLA, to the extent of obsession, and resented his closeness with Masood, they said.

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

While analysing call details of Masood and her friend 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.

Mr. Singh had given his consent to undergo polygraph test last week before a special CBI court in Indore.

Meanwhile, Farooqui and Parvez even after giving consent before the court had backtracked and refused to undergo polygraph test.

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