THE CASE TRAIL
Investigations by CBI went handin- hand with arrests of hitmen in Uttar Pradesh
AUGUST 16, 2011
Shehla Masood is shot in Bhopal. Police suspect suicide.
August 19, 2011
The case is handed over to CBI.
September 3, 2011
CBI registers a case. It rejects suicide, works on murder angle.
February 28, 2012
CBI arrests Zahida Parvez in Bhopal and Saquib ‘ Danger’in Delhi. Special Task Force ( STF) of Uttar Pradesh Police arrests shooter Irfan in Kanpur.
February 29, 2012
CBI gets diaries and video recordings confirming Zahida’s relationship with BJP MLA Dhruv Narayan Singh.
March 2, 2012
CBI arrests Saba Farooqui, an associate of Zahida, as co- conspirator.
March 13, 2012
Singh resigns as vice- president of the Madhya Pradesh BJP unit.
March 18, 2012
Uttar Pradesh Police
STF arrests Tabish, who drove the motorcycle Irfan rode pillion on before and after
April 11, 2012
In Indore, Zahida answers in the affirmative to media queries whether BJP leaders Tarun Vijay and Singh were involved.
April 23- 30, 2012
CBI decides to not make public or submit in court intimate photographs and videos unless com- pelled. It exonerates Vijay of murder and admits no evidence against Singh.
May, 2012 CBI takes notice of Shehla’s father’s suspicion of Singh’s hand in the murder, will make another attempt to find evidence against him before they file a chargesheet by month- end.