Sheena Bora murder: Peter wants statement of another accused

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
  • Updated: Jul 05, 2016 00:49 IST
Indrani’s husband Peter (in picture) has sought a copy of the statement of one of the witnesses listed no. 33. (HT FILE )

After obtaining the confession of Indrani Mukerjea’s driver Shyamwar Rai in the Sheena Bora murder case, Indrani’s husband Peter has sought a copy of the statement of one of the witnesses listed no. 33.

The defence advocate said while directing that all accused be given a copy of Rai’s statement the Bombay high court had said “an accused person, especially one charged with a serious offence has a statutory right to be apprised of every material that will be used against him by the prosecution”.

Read: Sheena murder: Sanjeev Khanna’s lawyer to question Rai’s confession

In view of the observations of the court last week, Peter’s advocate Mihir Gheewala sought a copy of the statement of the witness whose name and identity has been protected, as the CBI had indicated threat to the person.

The statement was kept in a sealed envelope as the investigating agency has sought confidentiality. The court has sought CBI’s reply on the application.

Meanwhile, the court extended judicial custody of all three accused — Indrani, Peter and Sanjeev Khanna — till July 18. The court allowed Peter’s advocate to meet him in jail on May 8.


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