Indrani’s driver confesses to role in Sheena Bora’s murder | Latest News India - Hindustan Times
close_game
close_game

Indrani’s driver confesses to role in Sheena Bora’s murder

Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai
Nov 20, 2015 09:26 PM IST

Former media tycoon Indrani Mukerjea’s driver has confessed to his role in the sensational murder of Sheena Bora before a special CBI court and could be made an approver in the case, sources said on Thursday.

Former media tycoon Indrani Mukerjea’s driver has confessed to his role in the sensational murder of Sheena Bora before a special CBI court and could be made an approver in the case, sources said on Thursday.

File photos of Indrani Mukerjea and Sheena Bora(PTI)
File photos of Indrani Mukerjea and Sheena Bora(PTI)

In his confessional statement, driver Shyamvar Rai has said Sheena’s murder was plotted and planned by her mother Indrani and executed by Sanjeev Khanna, Indrani’s former husband.

Hindustan Times - your fastest source for breaking news! Read now.

Rai’s statement was recorded last week after he wrote to the court, saying he wanted to reveal the truth related to the murder case that transfixed the nation and dominated headlines.

But the special CBI court refused to record his statement on October 27, observing procedural lapses. It was finally recorded on November 8.

Rai’s statement is crucial to the case because his arrest had led police to unearth the murder. Shyamwar Rai, following a tip-off from an informer of being in possession of a 7.65mm pistol, was arrested by Khar police and later confessed to the murder during interrogation.

Excerpts from Rai’s statement accessed by HT reveal Indrani took Rai to conduct a reconnaissance near Gagode village in Pen Tehsil of Raigad district on April 23, 2012, a day before Sheena was murdered by Khanna.

The driver told police Indrani had a long conversation with Khanna on April 23 over the phone and booked a hotel room. Khanna arrived in Mumbai and stayed at the hotel the next day he said. At around 7 pm, Indrani and Sanjeev went to Bandra, picked up Sheena, and drove to Raigad.

But the sequence of events between the pick-up and Sheena’s strangulation has been missing from Rai’s statement. He stated Sheena was strangulated by Khanna, and put the body in a bag with Indrani’s help. The bag was kept in the boot of the car.

Rai said he then drove to a thickly-forested place near Gagode village where petrol was poured on the bag and put on fire. The body was destroyed around 4 am on April 25. They left the place only after Indrani and Khanna were assured the bag had been completely burnt without any remains, Rai told police officials.

Unveiling 'Elections 2024: The Big Picture', a fresh segment in HT's talk show 'The Interview with Kumkum Chadha', where leaders across the political spectrum discuss the upcoming general elections. Watch Now!

Get Current Updates on India News, Himachal Pradesh News Live, Sheikh Shahjahan along with Latest News and Top Headlines from India and around the world
SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
Share this article
SHARE
Story Saved
Live Score
OPEN APP
Saved Articles
Following
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Friday, March 01, 2024
Start 14 Days Free Trial Subscribe Now
Follow Us On