Cops trace car used in Sheena murder, focuses on Mikhail's claims

  • Agencies, Mumbai
  • Updated: Aug 29, 2015 20:09 IST
A combination photo of Indrani Mukerjea and her daughter Sheena Bora. (PTI Photo)

Police have traced the car used in the murder of Sheena Bora and the focus of the probe has shifted to the forensic examination of the victim’s skeletal remains handed over by JJ Hospital, sources said on Saturday.

"We have sent the bones and other skeletal remains for forensic analysis and are awaiting a report," a police official said.

Police are also probing Mikhail Bora's claim that he was drugged by Indrani just hours before she and Sanjeev Khanna met Sheena Bora on April 24, 2012 and took her for what would be the last drive of her life.

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Mikhail has said that on the pretext of discussing a property deal, he was given a spiked drink in his hotel room in Worli by Indrani and Sanjeev, who then left to meet and murder Sheena, sources said.

Meanwhile, Raigad Superintendent of Police, Mohammed Suvez Haque, told reporters on Saturday action would be taken against those responsible if it was established that Raigad Police hushed up the matter after they found a burnt corpse, suspected to be of Sheena Bora, in 2012 and did not file an accidental death report as per standard operating procedure.

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Sanjeev Khanna, former husband of Indrani Mukerjea, arrested in connection with the murder case, has already confessed to his complicity, Mumbai Police chief Rakesh Maria told reporters.

"We interrogated the third accused (Khanna) and he has
confessed to complicity in the crime. We have also recovered her (Sheena's) passport from Dehradun, which negates the theory that Sheena Bora went to the US," Maria said.

Read: Sanjeev Khanna confesses complicity in Sheena Bora murder: Police

On Friday, police called former Star India CEO Peter Mukerjea and Mikhail Bora to the Khar police station for questioning. Police refused to accept a written statement from Peter Mukerjea, and he was told that when required he would be called to answer questions.

The media tycoon was then allowed to leave the police station. Police moved Mikhail to an undisclosed location.

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