Sheena Bora Murder Case: Sanjeev Khanna Seeks Bail

14/01/2016 8:36 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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MUMBAI, INDIA - AUGUST 28: Mumbai Police bring Sanjeev Khanna out of Bandra Court on August 28, 2015 in Mumbai, India. Investigations into the Sheena Bora murder case picked up pace on Friday as police recovered the 24-year-old’s skeletal remains as well as her passport while Sanjeev Khanna, former husband of Indrani Mukerjea, former CEO of INX Media, confessed to his complicity in the crime. The Mumbai Police on Friday said that they suspected the involvement of two more people in the murder of former Mumbai Metro One Private Limited (MMOPL) human resources executive Sheena Bora. 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 Pratham Gokhale/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

MUMBAI -- Sanjeev Khanna, former husband of Indrani Mukerjea and her co-accused in the Sheena Bora murder case, yesterday filed a bail application in the sessions court contending that the investigators have failed to find any possible motive to commit the crime on his part.

"It will come up for hearing on Saturday," said his lawyer Shreyansh Mithare.

The application states that Khanna has been wrongly implicated in the case.

"After reading the charge sheet, the role which is attributed to Khanna cannot be held sufficient to implicate him in the alleged murder....It isn't the prosecution case that he has strangulated Sheena," it says.

Nor does the charge sheet suggest that he benefited from the crime and none of the witnesses has explained what motive Khanna could have had, the bail plea says.

"Prosecution has miserably failed to attribute the motive for the commission of the alleged crimes," it says.

Khanna has also argued that statement of Rahul (the son of media baron and Indrani's husband Peter Mukerjea) has discrepancies and cannot be relied upon.

Khanna was identified in the identification parade before two persons including Rahul but bail application says the procedure was invalid because his photo had already been published in media and so this evidence is not admissible.

Sheena Bora, Indrani's daughter from an earlier relationship, was murdered in April 2012 and her body was disposed of in a forest in Raigad district. Indrani, Khanna, her driver Shaymvar Rai and Peter Mukerjea have been arrested in the case.

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