CBI questions MLA,aide

The car is registered in the name of Parvez’s husband Asad,who said he had got the 2008 model exchanged for a new car.

Written by Express News Service | Bhopal | Published: March 4, 2012 1:08 am

The CBI Saturday questioned BJP MLA Dhruv Narayan Singh in connection with the murder of activist Shehla Masood. While the legislator gave the impression that he had volunteered,the agency said he had been called for questioning. His aide Sanjay Gupta was questioned too.

Masood’s father Sultan Masood has said when he called up Singh after her murder,the MLA hadn’t answered and that Gupta had returned the call to say Singh was busy in prayers.

Interior designer Zahida Parvez,Shakib Ali alias Danger and Saba Farooqui were questioned by the CBI at another office,in Char Imli. Late in the night,Singh and Gupta were brought there too. In her diary,Parvez is said to have written that she did not like Masood’s proximity with the MLA and wanted to get rid of her.

While the CBI refused to say whether it had evidence against the MLA,sources said it had seized a computer belonging to him. A black Indica car in which Parvez allegedly paid Rs 2 lakh to Irfan Ali,a Kanpur-based contract killer,was seized by the agency from a showroom on Hoshangabad road. The car is registered in the name of Parvez’s husband Asad,who said he had got the 2008 model exchanged for a new car.

While Parvez and Ali have already been remanded in CBI custody till March 6,the agency secured a three-day remand for Saba,a friend of Parvez,on Saturday. Leader of the Opposition Sushma Swaraj said the party believed Singh was innocent.

Asked to pay back loan,woman chops off man’s private part

A 42-year-old woman,who was “annoyed” at the reminders to pay back a loan of Rs 7,000,chopped off a 35-year-old man’s private part on Friday night. The incident took place in Marui village of Nawada district. The man was admitted in Sadar hospital in a critical condition on Saturday.

Police said the 35-year-old a farmer (identity withheld) went to the house of the accused woman to ask for the Rs 7,000 she owed him for buying an ox on credit from him.

After a heated exchange with the woman and her family members,the woman agreed to pay the money in the evening. Assistant sub-inspector P C Yadav,who recorded the victim’s statement,said when the man went to the woman’s house again,she severed his private part with a shaving blade. He said the police might soon arrest the accused.

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