3 held for activist’s murder

Three persons were arrested in connection with the murder of city-based activist Mohammad Shirajuddin Sheikh,alias Salim Masinia,who was killed by armed persons on the night of May 31 at Fatehpura in Vadodara.

Written by Express News Service | Vadodara | Published: June 11, 2013 4:27 am

Three persons were arrested in connection with the murder of city-based activist Mohammad Shirajuddin Sheikh,alias Salim Masinia,who was killed by armed persons on the night of May 31 at Fatehpura in Vadodara.

The arrested persons include Shehzad Sheikh,Asif Sheikh and Nazar Ali,police inspector at city police station,B H Chavda,said.

With this,four persons out of the seven people named in the FIR have been arrested.

Police had arrested one Ayubkhan Pathan,believed to be the main conspirator behind the fatal attack,two days after the murder.

Brothers Ayub Khan Pathan and Gani Khan Pathan had allegedly hatched the plan to kill Masinia,who in the past had used the Right to Information (RTI) to expose the alleged illegal activities of the Pathan brothers.

Masinia’s daughter,Busra Sheikh,who filed the FIR on June 1,had named seven persons as accused. These,along with four unidentified persons,had allegedly attacked her father at around 12:30 am on June 1 with sharp weapons.

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