Sheena Bora murder case: CBI files charge sheet against Indrani, Sanjeev and Shyamvar

Nov 19, 2015, 19:34 IST | Agencies

The CBI on Thursday filed a charge sheet in the sensational Sheena Bora murder case in a magistrate's court in Mumbai in which her mother and former media magnate Indrani Mukerjea and two others -- Indrani's former husband Sanjeev Khanna and her former driver Shyamvar Rai -- have been named as accused.

The charge sheet by the Central Bureau of Investigation, running into around 1,000 pages, was submitted in the court of Additional Metropolitan Magistrate (Ms.) R.V. Adone.

The three prime accused named in the charge sheet are the victim's mother Indrani Mukerjea, Indrani's ex-husband Sanjeev Khanna and her former driver Shyamvar Rai.

24-year-old Sheena Bora was allegedly murdered by her mother, Indrani's former husband Sanjeev Khanna and her former driver Shyamvar Rai here in April 2012 and her body was dumped in a forest in the neighbouring Raigad district.

The chargesheet, running into more than 1,000 pages and containing statements of 150 witnesses, 200 documents and seven statements recorded before magistrate, was submitted before magistrate RV Adone at Esplanade court in South Mumbai.

It names Indrani, Khanna and Rai as accused--who were all arrested in August this year--after Rai allegedly spilled the beans while he was being interrogated in a different case.

The probe into the sensational case, which was personally supervised by the then Mumbai police commissioner Rakesh Maria, was later handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation(CBI) by the Maharashtra Government considering its various aspects including the suspected money trail.

Indrani, Khanna and Rai are currently lodged in judicial custody here which is due to expire tomorrow.

Last week, the magistrate's court recorded the confession of Shyamvar Rai under section 164 of Criminal Procedure Code, which, unlike a police statement, is admissible as evidence in the court, a CBI official said.

Rai had written to the court and had said he wanted to reveal "the truth" about the case. No details were available on his confession. 

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