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Trial in Shehla Masood case postponed to Oct 11

india Updated: Sep 18, 2012 14:21 IST

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.