Shehla murder: Shooter Tabish sent to judicial remand

Indore: Tabish Khan, an alleged shooter arrested for the murder of RTI activist Shehla Masood, was today sent to judicial remand till 11 April by a Special CBI Court, which also asked him to inform within 48 hours whether
he is willing to record his statement before a magistrate.

Tabish, a cousin of another accused Shaquib Ali 'Danger', was produced before Special CBI Court Judge Shubhra Singh here.

The court asked Tabish to reply within 48 hours whether he was willing to give his statement before a magistrate under Section 164 of Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC), official sources said.

 Shehla murder: Shooter Tabish sent to judicial remand

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The central agency had submitted before the court that Tabish be asked to record his statement before a magistrate. Statement given under Section 164 of CrPC can be used as an evidence against an accused.

Tabish, who was arrested from his residence in Kanpur early this month, was later sent to Indore Central Jail. On 26 March, the court had extended judicial custody of four other accused in the high-profile case — Zahida Pervez, an interior designer, her colleague Saba Farooqui, Shaquib and Irfan, an alleged contract killer, till 3 April .

Masood (32) was shot dead outside her Bhopal residence on 16 August 2011. The CBI is investigating the case.


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Updated Date: Mar 30, 2012 15:14:50 IST