CBI seeks time in Sheena's case

CBI seeks time in Sheena's case

 The CBI probing the Sheena Bora murder case on Tuesday sought more time to file its reply on the desire expressed by prime accused Indrani Mukerjea’s former driver Shyamvar Rai to turn approver in the case.

Special Judge H S Majahan adjourned the case until June 6 after special CBI prosecutor Kavita Patil sought more time.

Rai had on May 11 sought to turn approver, saying he wants to “disclose all truths” as he had taken part in the crime.

He had also written a two-page letter to the court seeking pardon. The agency had earlier sought time till Tuesday to file its reply.

Rai was the first accused to be arrested in the case in August 2015.  
The murder came to light after Rai was picked up in connection with an arms case and later spilled the beans.

He had last year recorded his confessional statement before a magistrate under section 164 of CrPc, which unlike the police statement, is admissible in the trial.

Indrani, her husband and media baron Peter Mukerjea, her former husband Sanjeev Khanna and Rai are accused in the case.

Sheena (24), Indrani’s daughter from an earlier relationship, was strangulated inside a car in April 2012. Her body was found in a forest in Raigad.

The crime is linked to certain financial dealings.
Indrani, Khanna and Rai were arrested in August last year and Peter in November. According to the CBI, Peter was part of the murder conspiracy.

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