CBI to file chargesheet in Shehla murder case by May 26

Indore: Central Bureau of Investigation would file a chargesheet in the RTI activist Shehla Masood murder case in special CBI court on May 26, its public prosecutor said today.

"Before completion of 90 days of the case, the CBI is bound to file the chargesheet in the court," senior public prosecutor Hemant Shukla told reporters here.

"Charge-sheet would be filed on or before May 26," he said, adding there was no need to inform the CBI court as the agency got the legal limitation of 90 days after registering and arresting the accused.

Earlier, special CBI court judicial magistrate Shubhra Singh extended the judicial custody of all the five accused in the murder case of Shehla till May 26.

The accused – Bhopal based-interior designer Zahida Pervez, her colleague Saba Farooqui, Shakib `Danger`, Irfan and Tabish were produced before the magistrate.

On their way to the court, the two women accused remained tight-lipped and covered their faces with scarves even as media asked them questions.

Shehla was shot dead outside her residence at posh Koh-e-fiza locality in Bhopal on August 16, 2011.