Prime accused of the Sheena Bora murder case, Indrani Mukherjea has told the court that she wants to divorce her husband and other accused Peter Mukherjea. She has gone ahead to seek the court’s permission to file a case for the same.
The development comes hours after a special CBI court in New Delhi on January 17 framed murder charges against Indrani Mukerjea, Peter Mukerjea and Sanjeev Khanna in connection with Sheena Bora murder case.
The trio has been charged with the murder, kidnapping, abetment to murder, hatching a conspiracy and other charges, of the 24-year-old Sheena, a former executive with Mumbai Metro One Pvt Ltd, on April 24, 2012.
Sheena Bora murder case: Indrani Mukerjea informs Court she wants divorce from husband Peter Mukerjea, seeks permission to file case.
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The accused trio pleaded “not guilty” to the charges.
Special Public Prosecutor in the case, eminent criminal lawyer Ujjwal Nikam, said the minimum punishment in this case was life imprisonment and the next procedure for the prosecution would be to prove its charges against the accused.
Indrani and her ex-husband Khanna were arrested in August 2015 along with her former driver Shyamvar Rai, while Indrani’s present husband Peter Mukerjea was nabbed in November that year.The Mukerjea couple and Khanna have remained in police and CBI custody since their arrests.
n June 2016, Rai turned an approver in the case in return for a pardon by the CBI Special Court.
Later, he was understood to have provided valuable information pertaining to the grisly killing of Sheena to the CBI, which took over the probe from Mumbai Police in end-2015.
Earlier today, the Central Bureau of Investigation filed a chargesheet against all the accused in the court.
In its arguments, CBI has said Indrani Mukerjea killed Sheena Bora, her daughter from a previous relationship, with the assistance of Sanjeev Khanna and driver Shyamvar Rai over a property dispute.