Investigation: Shehla Masood case
The CBI took cognisance of this investigation and used the details exposed in this story as leads to track down the killers of RTI activist Shehla Masood.
Shehla Masood was murdered in broad daylight outside her residence on August 16, 2011 when she was leaving for Anna Hazare’s anti-corruption protest in Bhopal.
This story exposes how RTI activist Shehla Masood’s murder probe was manipulated. We found a key eyewitness, Shantanu, who was present at the site of the killing on the fateful day.
The story exposes how Shehla’s post mortem was botched up by government officials. How the local police destroyed evidence and maligned Shehla’s character to influence the investigation.
Impact: The National Commission for Women took suo motu of the story. The CBI took cognisance of this investigation and was handed over all details reported in the story. The local police officers shown to manipulate the investigation in the story were suspended.
The CBI arrested Interior Designer Zahida Pervez and claimed that two killers Irrfan and Shanu were hired by her to kill Shehla on the fateful day.
The story was aired on Headlines Today on October 12, 2011