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Judicial Custody Of Indrani Mukerjea And Two Accused In Sheena Bora Case Extended Till January

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This photo taken on August 29, 2015 shows former Indian media executive Indrani Mukherjea being escorted into a police station through a scrum of media in Mumbai. A former Indian media executive has been arrested on suspicion of murdering her daughter for having an affair with her stepson, Mumbai police said August 27, in a case gripping India. Indrani Mukerjea is accused, along with two others, of strangling Sheena Bora to death in 2012 before dumping her body in a forest in western Maharashtra state and setting it alight. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

MUMBAI -- The judicial custody of prime accused in the April 2012 Sheena Bora murder case, Indrani Mukherjea, and two others - her ex-husband Sanjeev Khanna and her driver Shyamvar Rai - was on Thursday extended till January 4.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) also charged the founder of the News X television channel and group, Peter Mukherjea, with murder and criminal conspiracy in connection with the murder case.

The CBI said that while it had earlier booked Peter Mukherjea under several sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), he had also been additionally charged under Sections 302 and 364, and would be prosecuted accordingly. It said that four serious charges have been levelled against him.

Earlier, all of the accused in the April 2012 Sheena Bora murder case were produced before a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court here on Friday.

They were brought to the court in the Killa area of in Mumbai.

Indrani, her ex-husband husband Sanjeev Kumar and her former driver Shyamvar Rai, were arrested in August in connection with the killing of her daughter Sheena in April 2012. Sheena's partially-burnt body was found in the forests of Maharashtra's Raigad District.

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