The trial in the RTI activist Shehla Masood murder case was on Tuesday postponed till October 11 as the special CBI court judge went on leave owing to ill-health.
The trial would resume on October 11 and Sultan Masood (Shehla’s father) and two of the deceased’s relatives — Sayeed Rahil Hussain and Sohail Athar Zaidi — would then depose before the court,CBI sources said.
On October 12,two prosecution witnesses — Anurag Patel and Rubab Jaidi (Shehla’s aunt) — would testify in the case,sources said.
The Shehla case trial had begun on August 31 with sole prosecution witness M R Uikey,the assistant sub-inspector of police.
Shehla was shot dead outside her house in Bhopal on August 16,2011.
Five accused chargesheeted in the case — interior designer and main accused Zahida Pervez,her colleague Saba Farooqui and three alleged shooters Shakeb Ali alias Danger,Tabish Khan and Irfan – were also brought to the court today for trial.