Shyamwar Rai, the driver of INX Media co-founder Indrani Mukerjea, whose arrest in August exposed the murder of Sheena Bora, has moved court saying he wants to tell the whole truth of the incident.
According to sources in the court, Shyamwar’s application was sent through jail authorities and reached the court a few days ago. News of it became public on Monday when advocates involved in the case were informed about it. On Monday, the three accused — Indrani, Shyamwar and Indrani’s ex-husband Sanjeev Khanna — were produced in court for extension of their judicial custody. The CBI court extended their custody to October 31.
Sajeev Khanna’s advocate Shreyansh Mithare was told about Shyamwar’s application. “I have just been told that he has sent an application saying that he wants to speak to the court,” Mithare said. Sources said that a one-page letter in Hindi, written by Shyamwar, states that he wants to disclose the truth about the incident. The court, however, is likely to issue a production warrant for Shyamwar, directing jail authorities to produce him in court.
The court also permitted the CBI to interrogate the three accused in jail after the investigating agency filed an application seeking to extend their interrogation period.
The application stated that CBI officials had conducted searches at various places on Monday and had found a lot of information that they wanted to confront the accused with.
Meanwhile, a team f rom the CBI’s Mumbai branch on Monday raided Shyamwar’s home at Damua village in Chhindwara district, Madhya Pradesh, 450km from Bhopal. CBI officials quizzed his family members, including his mother and brothers, during the raid.
The officials also examined the family’s property and bank documents. CBI officer Ravindra Singh declined to comment on details of the case.