Shashi Murder case: HC refuses stay on accused's arrest

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Lucknow, Nov 28 (UNI) Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court today refused a stay order on the arrest of an accused in the Shashi murder case.

The order was passed by a bench comprising Justices Abdul Mateen and S C Nigam on a petition filed by the accused Seema Azad.

Observing that prima facie, charges couls could be slapped against Seema in the case, the HC rejected her petition.

Changing statements by main accused Vijay and former chauffeur of ex-Uttar Pradesh food processing minister Anand Sen Yadav had further puzzled the case.

Vijay a third year Law student of Saket Degree College, who went missing on October 22 from Faizabad -- was said to be relative of the minister.

The changing statements by the accused has left the police baffled. Earlier, he said Shashi committed suicide by jumping into the river Gomti in Sultanpur district and later, he confessed that he pushed her into the river.

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

State Minister Anand Sen Yadav had resigned from the Mayawati cabinet after the victim's father had set allegations upon him.

When the Mayawati cabinet had taken oath of office and secrecy in May 2007, Yadav could not be sworn in as a minister as he was behind bars in a murder case. He took oath on a later date.

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


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