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Inmate who saw Sheena Bora willing to record statement: Lawyer

Source: ANI   -  Edited By: Utkarsh Mishra
December 22, 2021 23:16 IST
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The inmate who saw Sheena Bora is willing to record her statement before the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with the Sheena Bora murder case, informed Sana R Khan, Lawyer of Indrani Mukherjea on Wednesday.

Speaking to ANI, Khan said, "I have been informed by my client Indrani Mukherjea (mother and prime accused in this murder case) that a lady officer (inmate) has informed her that she met Sheena Bora on June 24 near Dal Lake."

"This officer is ready to record her statement before the CBI. We will file an application to direct the CBI to conduct a fair probe," the lawyer further said.


Earlier on December 16, the prime accused Indrani Mukherjea had also written to the CBI and said that she will move to CBI court to record a statement of a jail inmate who claimed to have met Sheena in Kashmir.

Indrani Mukherjea, the mother of Sheena Bora in her letter to the investigating agency stated that an inmate in Byculla prison at present had told her that she had spotted Sheena in Kashmir some time ago.

In her letter, Indrani has requested the CBI to look into the possibility of Sheena being alive.

Indrani has always maintained that Sheena has not been murdered and is alive and had gone abroad for her education in 2012, although Indrani could never prove her claims in any way.

Indrani, who is currently lodged in Byculla jail of Mumbai, had also sent a letter from the jail to the CBI, stating that Sheena is alive.

A source close to Indrani confirmed that the letter was written based on input given by another jail inmate.

Indrani's lawyer Sana Raees Khan refused to confirm anything about the contents of the letter but said that she will file an application before Bombay high court on December 28 and only after filing that application, she will share the details of the letter written by Indrani to CBI.

The CBI has been 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.

This case first came to light after the arrest of Indrani's driver, Shyamvar Rai in another case in August 2015.

During the investigation, he confessed to having murdered Sheena Bora in April 2012 and said that he dumped her body in the Raigad district of Maharashtra.

He also told Mumbai Police that Sheena's mother, Indrani Mukerjea and Sanjeev Khanna (ex-husband of Indrani) were also involved in this murder.

According to CBI's case before the court, Indrani killed Sheena because she was furious over the relationship between Sheena, whom she introduced as her sister to everyone, and Rahul Mukerjea, son of Peter Mukerjea (Indrani's third husband) from his first marriage.

According to the CBI, 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, CBI said.

Driver Shyamvar Rai turned approver in this case.

Peter Mukerjea was given bail by a special CBI court in March 2020.

During the trial of the case, Indrani and Peter decided to end their relationship too.

They were given divorce by a family court in Mumbai in October 2019.

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Source: ANI  -  Edited By: Utkarsh Mishra