Sheena Bora murder case: CBI allowed to quiz Indrani Mukherjea, other accused in jail

The Esplanade court said that the CBI can interrogate the accused till October 19.

Updated - November 16, 2021 04:11 pm IST

Published - October 07, 2015 02:39 pm IST - Mumbai

Media magnate Indrani Mukherjea, her former husband Sanjeev Khanna and driver Shyamvar Rai, all accused in the Sheena Bora murder case, will be questioned in jail by the CBI with a Mumbai court on Wednesday granting 12 days permission for it.

The Metropolitan Magistrate court had reserved till Wednesday its order on the CBI’s plea to quiz the three accused in jail.

“The application is allowed,” said R.V. Adone, Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate of the Esplanade court.

The court said that the CBI can interrogate the trio till October 19, 2015 (the day when their judicial custody ends) and if the probe agency feels the need for further questioning then it may move a fresh application on that day, he said.

Seeking permission to quiz the accused, the CBI had told the court that it had only recently taken over the probe from Mumbai Police which is why interrogation of the trio was necessary.

The central agency also told the court if permission for interrogation is not given, it will have to rely on the investigation conducted by local police.

The agency had sought at least three weeks to interrogate the accused in jail.

Ms. Mukherjea’s lawyer Gunjan Mangala told the court she did not have any objection to her client being interrogated by CBI investigators in the jail.

Mr. Khanna’s lawyer Shreyansh Mithare, too, said he was not opposed to interrogation if there is any new ground but Mr. Rai’s counsel Shrinivas Bhave had objected to the CBI plea, saying the investigation in the case was over.

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