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Sheena Bora murder: Driver tells court Indrani gave him a parcel with a gun

Shyamwar Rai told the Mumbai court that Indrani gave him the parcel and told him to keep it safe

mumbai Updated: Aug 12, 2017 10:50 IST
Charul Shah
Rai told the court he opened the parcel after he stopped working for Indrani.
Rai told the court he opened the parcel after he stopped working for Indrani. (HT)

Shyamwar Rai, the family driver who turned approver in the Sheena Bora murder case, told the trial court on Friday Sheena’s mother Indrani Mukerjea — facing trial for her murder — gave him a parcel in 2012, which he opened to find a gun.

This is the third day Rai was being cross-examined. Rai, who was the family driver, also said he thought of throwing away the parcel twice. Defence counsel Sudeep Pasbola asked Rai, “Did madam tell you to dispose of the parcel or to keep it safe?”

Rai said, “When I was dropping her to the airport, Indrani madam told me to keep the parcel safely”. Asked if he attempted to throw away the weapon later, Rai told the court he “thought about” it, and added he first opened the parcel after he stopped working for Indrani.

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He told the court the police started questioning him about the murder after he was arrested with the gun in August 2015.

When the defence walked him through the sequence of events and said he was arrested with the gun at Khar Danda, Rai claimed he was not arrested at Khar Danda but at Carter Road. He said he did not attempt to throw away the bag after spotting the police, but he said “he started walking briskly.” When the defence quizzed Rai about where he lived, he contradicted the statement he made to the Khar police. Rai told the police he was at Vakola for four months, but he told the court he was at a Mosambi Tabela.