Faizabad, Dec 4 (UNI) The application seeking narco and polygraphy tests of Shashi murder case prime accused Vijay Sen Yadav could not be heard today due to the lawyer's strike in the backdrop of the serial blasts in Faizabad, Lucknow and Varanasi courts.
According to sources, the case could also not be heard as Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Shailesh Kumar Tiwari was on leave.
The next hearing would be on December 7.
Shashi, a IIIrd yr law student of Saket Degree College, went missing under suspicious circumstances on October 22 from Faizabad.
Changing statements by Vijay, the former chauffeur of ex-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.
Vijay was presented before the court on November 27 and 29, but owing to the lawyer's strike, hearing on the application could not be done.
During interrogation, Vijay sometimes claimed Shashi committed suicide by jumping into Gomti river in Sultanpur district. At other times, he confessed that he himself 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, Anand could not be sworn in as 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.