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No objection in driver turning approver in Sheena Bora murder case: CBI

News Agencies | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:49 IST

While filing its reply in a Special CBI court in the Sheena Bora murder case, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) today said it had no objection in making driver Shyamvar Rai the approver.

The investigating agency had earlier on 17 May sought time to file a reply on Rai's application to be approver in a Special CBI court in Mumbai.

Rai, the former driver of Indrani Mukerjea and Peter Mukherjee, had earlier on 11 May agreed to be an approver in the sensational murder case.

Rai, who appeared before a Mumbai Court, confessed and confirmed his presence at the spot where Indrani's daughter Sheena was killed.

Indrani, along with her husband Peter, former husband Sanjeev Khanna and Rai are accused in the murder case of her daughter Sheena Bora in 2012.

While former media baron Peter was arrested in November 2015 for hiding and destroying evidence, Indrani and two others were arrested by the police in August 2015 and they continue to be in custody since.

Peter, a co-accused in the case, had earlier in March moved a fresh bail plea before a special CBI court, calling the allegations levelled against him as "false, baseless and unbelievable".

He also put the onus on his wife Indrani, saying she was highly ambitious and was willing to go to any length for that.

In the bail application, Peter claimed it was not him but Indrani, who objected to Rahul and Sheena's relationship. He had also denied the allegation of being informed by Indrani about the murder and stated the said calls were made by Indrani to her daughter Vidhie.

The media honcho was arrested on 19 November last year for his alleged role in the murder conspiracy in which his wife Indrani is the prime accused.


First published: 6 June 2016, 2:18 IST