Change in the CBI officers investigating the RTI activist murder case
Additional Superintendent of Police, SP Singh, who headed the investigations in the murder of RTI activist Satish Shetty, has been transferred to Mumbai. He had filed a closure report in the local court at Vadgaon Maval wherein the CBI submitted that it had not found prosecutable evidence to ascertain the role of the 11 suspects identified during the course of investigation. Singh reportedly said that the transfer is a part of routine exercise.
In an unrelated development, the CBI has repatriated the officer heading the probe into the infamous murder case of RTI activist Shehla Masood. The removal is said to be on account of errors in the investigations and also on the charge of tampering of evidence by a few investigators. The agency has also lodged a preliminary enquiry (PE) into the matter amidst allegations that certain portions of the pen drive, a crucial evidence collected during the course of investigations, were deleted by some investigators while investigating the case.
The CBI had filed the case chargesheet in the Shehla Masood murder case in May 2012. She was shot dead outside her house in Bhopal’s Koh-e-Fiza area in August 2011 and CBI had named Zahida Parvez, a interior designer who masterminded her murder, alongwith 4 others.