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Trial in Shehla Masood case postponed to Oct 11

india Updated: Sep 18, 2012 14:21 IST

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The trial of the RTI activist, Shehla Masood's murder case, on Tuesday has been postponed till October 11 as the special CBI court judge 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.