Bhopal: Making headway in the investigation of RTI activist Shehla Masood murder case, the local police have come across some shocking facts.

It has come into light that the RTI activist had close association with a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) parliamentarian. Two days before the murder, Shehla interacted with the politician. Probing into the matter, local police are making efforts to serve a notice to the MP and record his statement.

Shehla was shot dead at about 11 am on August 16, 2011 by an unidentified person in front of her residence in Bhopal while she was sitting in her car. 

On Friday, police quizzed BJP legislator Dhruv Narayan Singh and the startling fact about Shehla’s close association with number of politicians came to the fore. She was also operating a social organization ‘Dhruv’ which had been initially started by the legislator himself.

During the tenure of Dhruv Narayan Singh as the Chairman of Tourism Corporation, Shehal's company was awarded many contracts. In a written statement, Singh informed that Shehla spoke to her on communal violence in Itwara two days before the murder.

Meanwhile, Police has also found that Shehla had contention with Indian Foreign Services (IFS) officer, AK Bhattacharya.  She was also in contact with Congress minister, Maharaja Pushpraj Singh who is a member of Royal Family of Rewa. Police is also contemplating on questioning Pushpraj in the case.

(JPN/Bureau)