Bhopal police along with the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) arrested three persons including a woman architect who has been identified as Zahida Pervez. [UPDATE: Shehla Masood's murderer killed; BJP MLA to be arrested?]
According to sources, Zahida allegedly hired contract killers and instructed them to kill Shehla as she (Zahida) suspected her husband of having an illicit relationship with Shehla. [UPDATE: Suspected BJP MLA was close to Shehla Masood?]
CBI on Tuesday, Feb 28 summoned Zahida for interrogation and later arrested her. According to CBI sources, Zahida gave Rs 3 lakh to the hired hitman.
Shehla, an RTI activist was a strong supporter of Anna Hazare and was an active member of India Against Corruption (IAC). Shehla was shot dead in Bhopal on Aug 16, 2011.
"I thank God. I have come to know through media reports. No one has officially told me about the arrest," said Shehla's father after citing the latest development in the case.