Indrani Mukerjea's Driver Says He Has 'Something To Reveal'

19/10/2015 9:08 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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MUMBAI, INDIA - SEPTEMBER 5: Indrani Mukerjea, former CEO of INX Media, was produced in Bandra court on September 5, 2015 in Mumbai, India. Indrani, her former husband Sanjeev Khanna and her former driver Shyamvar Rai have been arrested on the charge of murdering Sheena and disposing of the body in a Raigad forest in April 2012, were produced in court on Saturday. Mumbai court extended the police custody of all three accused in the Sheena Bora murder case till September 7. Officials told Hindustan Times that the probable cause of the murder was Sheena's affair with her stepbrother, Peter Mukerjea's younger son Rahul, which Indrani was opposed to as she was afraid of losing her share in her husband's property if the young couple got married. (Photo by Kunal Patil/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

The judicial custody of Indrani Mukerjea, her former husband Sanjeev Khanna and driver Shyam Rai was today extended by a local magistrate till October 31 in connection with the Sheena Bora murder case.

Magistrate NB Shinde extended the trio's remand for 12 days after it came to an end today. None of the accused were produced in court.

"The court has extended their judicial custody till October 31," said defense lawyer Shreyansh Mithare.

Mithare also said that Rai has written a letter to the court saying that he wants to reveal something to the court in person. The court may issue production warrant for him later in the day.

On September 7, a fortnight after their arrest and prolonged interrogation, the court had remanded Indrani and her driver Shyam Rai to judicial custody till September 21, which was later extended till October 5.

A day after on September 8, Khanna too was remanded in judicial custody.

Indrani, Khanna and Rai have been arrested on the charge of murdering Sheena and disposing off her body in a Raigad forest in April 2012.

The police had exhumed remains of a body from Raigad forest and later claimed that digital superimposition of the profile of Sheena had matched with the skull recovered from the forest.

The police have also extensively grilled Indrani's husband Peter Mukerjea, though he is not an accused in the case. Others questioned in connection with the case include Peter's son Rahul Mukherjea and Vidhie, daughter of Indrani and Sanjeev Khanna.

The police have also questioned Siddharth Das, biological father of Sheena and Mikhail Bora.

Armed with fresh inputs from questioning of suspects, CBI also carried out searches at 10 locations, including the residences of all important actors in the three-year-old killing.

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24-year-old Sheena was allegedly strangled in a car, then her body was burnt and dumped at a forest in Raigad, about 84 kms from Mumbai.

Last month, the Maharashtra government decided to transfer the Sheena Bora murder probe to CBI after days of uncertainty on the supervisory role of former Mumbai police chief Rakesh Maria, who was shunted in the midst of the inquiry that he had helmed proactively.

Also Read: The Who's Who In The Sheena Bora Case

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