Sheena Bora murder case: Indrani’s driver Shyamvar Rai to continue deposition before court today
Last week, Rai had given out every small detail about the plan hatched to eliminate Sheena and Mikhail Bora before the special CBI court.mumbai Updated: Aug 01, 2017 11:10 IST
Indrani Mukerjea’s driver, Shyamvar Rai, who is an approver in the Sheena Bora murder case, will continue his deposition in the court on Tuesday. Last week, Rai had given out every small detail about the plan hatched to eliminate Sheena and Mikhail Bora before the special CBI court.
Rai, an accused-turned-approver, was examined by CBI prosecutor Kavita Patil and Bharat Badami as an eye witness in the Sheena Bora murder case. Rai is now the second witness put in box by the prosecution in the murder case.
The deposition started soon after the accused – Indrani, her husband Peter Mukerjea, and her ex-husband Sanjeev Khanna, were brought before the special CBI court on Friday. While Rai, who is still in custody in connection with a case registered with the Khar police for illegal possession of arms and the Sheena Bora murder case, was brought there under heavy security to make sure no one threatens him.
Just before the hearing began, Khanna’s lawyers Niranjan Mundarni and Shreyansh Mithare took objection to the presence of investigating officer KK Singh, alleging that the presence of an officer may influence the deposition.
The special judge, J C Jagdale, told Rai to ‘speak without fear’, and the prosecution began to examine Rai. While Rai was speaking, Indrani and Peter listened carefully to every word he spoke.
Rai stuck to his confession statement, and told the court about every detail, from the time he started working for Indrani and Peter as driver and rising to a person of confidence for Indrani. Rai also narrated the details about how Indrani tricked Sheena to accompany her, and strangulated her in the car and later attempted to eliminate Mikhail by spiking his drink at her residence in Marlow building at Worli.
Bora was allegedly killed in 2012, but the case came to light in 2015, after Rai’s arrest. Rai was the crucial link in the case, which led to the arrest of Indrani Mukerjea, and her ex-husband Sanjeev Khanna for the murder of Sheena Bora.