CBI yet to take up Shashi murder case

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Lucknow, Dec 3 (UNI) With the CBI yet to take up the Shashi murder case for investigation, the Uttar Pradesh government today said it would send another reminder to the central agency in this regard.

On November 7, the state government had recommended a CBI probe in the case and sent a formal letter to it.

Later on November 15, a reminder was sent to the CBI, but the central agency had so far not acknowledged the letter.

The state government wants an impartial probe in the case as soon as possible so that the truth comes out before the people, UP special secretary (home) R P Mishra told newspersons here this evening.

Since the state government failed to get any response from the central agency another reminder would be sent to them, he informed.

Besides, efforts had been intensified to arrest another accused in the case, Seema Azad, and police teams were dispatched to all her possible hideouts.

Meanwhile, the hearing on an application seeking narco and polygraphy tests on Shashi murder case prime accused Vijay Sen Yadav would be taken up for hearing tomorrow by the Faizabad Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) court.

Shashi, a third year law student of Saket Degree College, went missing on October 22 from Faizabad.

Changing statements by Vijay, the former chauffeur of ex-UP food processing minister Anand Sen Yadav, had further puzzled the case.

On November 22, investigating officer Sharad Chandra Pandey had submitted an application before the CJM, 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 Shashi committed suicide by jumping into the Gomti river in Sultanpur district. At other times, he confessed to have pushed her into the river.

On October 31, Vijay had surrendered following charges against him.

On November 6, 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, Anand could not be sworn in as a minister as he was behind bars in a murder case. He took oath at a later date.

His father Mitra Sen Yadav, an MP, was allegedly involved in a case of human trafficking.


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