Deposing before the special CBI court here, Sanjay Gupta, a Bhopal-based industrialist and the BJP MLA's friend, said that Zaheda always suspected the women who came in contact with Dhruvnarayan.
He further told the court that after the murder Zaheda had a phone conversation with him. When he bemoaned Shehla's death, she said, "One always pays for the bad deeds. As you sow, so shall you reap."
According to the CBI, Zaheda had Shehla killed because she was jealous of the latter's increasing closeness to the BJP MLA. Shehla was shot dead outside her Bhopal residence on August 16, 2011.
Police have arrested five persons in the case including Zaheda Parvez. Gupta also said that Dhruvnarayan had told him that Zaheda once had a fight with him when he had gone to Shehla's residence.
According to Gupta, Dhruvnarayan had called him on August 16, 2011 and gave him the news of murder. Dhruvnarayan told him to pass on the message to Shehla's father Sultan Masood that the MLA was at a temple and would go there later, Gupta said, adding that he passed on the message to Masood.