Four awarded life sentence in RTI activist’s Murder Case

Indore (Madhya Pradesh) [India], Jan. 29 : A Special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court has convicted four and sentenced them to life imprisonment in a case relating to the murder of environmentalist and Right to Information activist Shehla Masood.

Four people who have been convicted by the special court are Zahida Parvez, Saba Farooqi, Saqib Ali and Taabish Khan.

The Trial court found the four accused guilty of the crime and convicted them. One accused was later given pardon by the court. After thorough investigation, charge sheet was filed against may 25, 2012 under the section 302, 120-B, 201 of the Indian Penal Code and under the section 25 and 27 of the Arms Act.

The case was registered on the allegations relating to daylight murder of Masood, a resident of Bhopal and an RTI activist and a business women on August 16 by a gunshot wound inflicted while she was sitting in a car in front of her house at Old Safia College Road in Bhopal.

Later, on the request of Madhya Pradesh Government, the CBI had registered the case on September 3, 2011.

Source: ANI