A magistrate’s court in Mumbai on Monday remanded Indrani Mukherjea, her former husband Sanjeev Khanna, and driver Shyamvar Rai to police custody till September 5 in connection with the Sheena Bora murder case.
The trio was produced in court as their police custody ended today. During the hearing, Ms. Mukherjea felt dizzy. Her daughter Vidhie Mukherjea who was present in court broke down and was allowed to meet her mother briefly.
While seeking fresh remand the police applied the Section 307 (attempt to murder) of the Indian Penal Code against all the three accused for an alleged plot to murder Mikhail Bora, Sheena's brother, on the same day.
Investigators also have to establish the money trail in the murder conspiracy, recover the passport of Sanjeev Khanna and search his office premises. They also have to trace the place where the accused persons purchased match boxes and petrol to burn Sheena's body.
Defence lawyers of Indrani and Sanjeev said she had already spent about 90 hours in interrogation and therefore should be given judicial custody.
|1||Police will slap fresh charges of attempt to murder against Indrani, Sanjeev Khanna and the driver for allegedly trying to kill Mikhail Bora, officials in the investigating team said on condition of anonymity.|
|2||Guwahati-based Mikhail had earlier told police that Indrani tried to kill him thrice.|
|3||Officials in the investigating team said that Indrani and Sanjeev had called Mikhail to Mumbai in the last week of April in 2012.|
|4||Mikhail had also said that just hours before Indrani and Khanna met Sheena on April 24, 2012, Indrani allegedly drugged him but he managed to escape from the spot.|
|5||The murder case took another turn on Sunday when police seized a suitcase from the residential premises of Indrani and Peter Mukerjea in Mumbai’s Worli area, lending credence to Mikhail’s claim about his her plan to kill him.|
|6||Police took Khanna and Indrani’s driver Rai to the forest in Raigad district where Sheena’s body was allegedly dumped, to ‘recreate’ the crime scene.|
|7||During sustained interrogation on Saturday, Indrani and Khanna had blamed each other for the crime.|
|8||Indrani accused Khanna of committing the murder and dragging her into the crime. However, he said he only assisted Indrani as she had promised to help him financially.|
|9||Maharashtra Police has ordered a probe into why the Raigad Police did not register an Accidental Death Report (ADR) after they found a burnt corpse, suspected to be of Sheena Bora, in 2012.|
|10||Khanna has confessed to his "complicity in the crime." He had earlier said that, Sheena’s body was lying next to him in a car in which they were travelling together in Mumbai on April 24, 2012.|