Faizabad, Nov 29 (UNI) Owing to the lawyers' strike against the serial blasts in Faizabad, Lucknow and Varanasi courts, an application seeking narco and polygraphy tests on Shashi murder case prime accused Vijay Sen Yadav could not be heard today.
Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Shailesh Kumar Tiwari later fixed December 1 as the next hearing date.
Shashi, a IIIrd yr law student of Saket Degree College, went missing on October 22 from Faizabad.
Changing statements by Vijay, the former chauffeur of former Uttar Pradesh Food Processing Minister Anand Sen Yadav, had further puzzled the case.
On the instruction of higher officials, investigating officer Sharad Chandra Pandey had submitted an application before the CJM on November 22, demanding narco analysis and polygraphy tests on Vijay, who is also said to be the relative of the ex-minister.
During interrogation, Vijay sometimes claimed that Shashi had committed suicide by jumping into Gomti river in Sultanpur district.
At other times, he confessed that he himself had pushed her into the river.
On October 31, Vijay had surrendered following charges against him.
State Minister Anand Sen Yadav had to resign from the Mayawati cabinet, after the victim's father alleged his role in the case.
Interestingly, when the Mayawati cabinet had taken oath of office in May 2007, Mr Yadav could not be sworn in as a minister as he was behind bars in a murder case. He took oath later on.
His father Mitra Sen Yadav, an MP, was allegedly involved in a case of human trafficking.