The Bombay High Court on Tuesday rejected the bail plea of former INX Media co-founder, Indrani Mukerjea in the Sheena Bora murder case.
On August 19, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) informed a special court in Mumbai that it will not carry out further investigation in the Sheena Bora murder case earlier this week.
In a written intimation submitted before the court, the CBI said it will not be investigating the case further. The same has been noted by the court in its Roznama (Daily order).
The CBI was investigating the Sheena Bora case since 2015, after taking over the case from Mumbai Police.
According to the case registered by Mumbai Police, Sheena Bora was kidnapped and murdered by strangulation in April 2012.
Four persons were made accused in this case, including Indrani Mukerjea and her husband Peter Mukerjea.
Later, the case was handed over to CBI, which had filed multiple charge sheets in this case against four accused.
After six years of investigation and at least five charge sheets and supplementary charge sheets, the CBI has now told the special court that they will not carry out further investigation in this case.
The trial of this case had started in the year 2017 and almost 60 witnesses have recorded their statements till now.
Apart from Indrani and Peter Mukerjea, Sanjeev Khanna (Ex-husband of Indrani), and Shyamvar Rai (Indrani’s driver) are also accused in the case.
The CBI in its charge sheet stated that Indrani killed Sheena Bora as Sheena was threatening to expose her in public over the fact that she was not her sister, but her daughter.
Driver Shyamvar Rai has now turned approver in this case. Peter Mukerjea was given bail by a special CBI court in March 2020.
Meanwhile, Indrani Mukerjea’s son Mikhail Bora has reportedly sold out their properties including the building at Sundarpur area in Guwahati.
Local residents said they have not seen him in the area for the last two years. In May 2018, Mikhail Bora had claimed that there is a threat to his life in Assam.
Earlier, Indrani Mukerjea had said at a special CBI court that she would oppose her estranged son Mikhail’s claim on Sheena’s share of ancestral property.
Sheena (24), Indrani’s daughter from an earlier relationship, was killed in April 2012, but the killing came to light in August 2015 after Mukerjea’s driver Shyamvar Rai, arrested in another case, revealed it.
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