Sheena Bora case: Officials pulled up for not producing Rai before court

  • PTI, Mumbai
  • Updated: May 09, 2016 22:02 IST
A special CBI court pulled up Thane jail officials for not producing Shyamwar Rai before the court in the Sheena Bora murder case. (File Photo)

A special CBI court hearing the Sheena Bora murder case pulled up Thane jail officials on Monday for not producing one of the accused, Shyamwar Rai, before the court.

“I will initiate contempt proceedings,” special CBI judge HS Mahajan said while directing officials to produce Rai on May 11.

Rai, former driver of prime accused Indrani Mukerjea, had written an application to the court. The court is now likely to hear it on May 11.

The court has also directed Indrani and other accused -- her husband Peter Mukerjea -- and her former husband Sanjeev Khanna, to be present on the next date of hearing.

The court told the CBI to file its written submission on Peter’s bail plea on May 13, failing which the court said it will fix the matter for passing the order.

Peter’s application for bail had been rejected in the past.

The judge also directed Indrani to follow instructions of jail authorities who have complained that she was not taking her medicines for blood pressure.

Indrani is lodged in women’s prison at Byculla in Mumbai.

“I have received a complaint from jail authorities that you refuse to take medicines and you are continuously walking in the barrack,” Mahajan told Indrani. Indrani told the court that her blood pressure was low and her lawyer said she will follow the court’s directions.

“Aapko kuch hoga toh kya hoga (what will happen if something happens to you)...take care,” the court told Indrani.

Indrani, Rai and Khanna allegedly strangled Sheena (24), Indrani’s daughter from an earlier relationship, inside a car in April 2012. The crime, which came to light last August, is allegedly linked to financial dealings.

Indrani, Rai and Khanna were arrested in August last year and Peter Mukerjea in November.

According to CBI, Peter was part of the murder conspiracy.

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