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Masood case: BJP pressuring for divorce, says accused

April 24, 2012 20:39 IST
The alleged main conspirator in Right To Information activist Shehla Masood's murder case, Zahida Pervez on Monday accused the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party in Madhya Pradesh of putting pressure on her husband to divorce her.

"It was because of the BJP's pressure on my husband," Zahida told the media while coming out of the court on Tuesday when asked about the media reports that her husband Asad Pervez was planning to divorce her.

Zahida was produced in the court of Special CBI Magistrate Dr Shubra Singh today. The court extended till May 7 the judicial custody of her and of the other accused.

When asked about her questioning by a senior Central Bureau of Investigation official on April 20 in jail, she said that it was a "mere formality".

Zahida's close confidante Saba Farooqui, when asked about the purpose behind Shehla's murder said, "Dhruv Narayan Singh (BJP MLA from Bhopal Central seat) can only give answer to this question. Since we have not committed this murder, we are not aware of anything in this regard."

Later, Nafisa Khan, the counsel for Zahida and Saba told reporters that the Special Court has extended their judicial remand till May 7.

She said that during the hearing, Zahida had told her that she wanted to share something with her separately. Khan said that she will soon apply to the jail authorities for a meeting with Zahida in this regard.

The other three accused in the case are Saquib Ali alias 'Danger', Irfan and Tabish Khan.

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