The trial in the RTI activist Shehla Masoodmurder case was today postponed till October 11 as the special CBI courtjudge 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.