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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