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Sheena Bora case: Indrani gives consent for voice sample test

Indrani Mukherjea, the prime accused in Sheena Bora murder case, on Tuesday gave her consent before a court in Mumbai for conduct of a voice sample test on her as sought by the CBI after it obtained some call records which purportedly feature her voice.

india Updated: Nov 04, 2015 00:18 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
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File photo of Indrani Mukherjea.(HT Photo)

Co-founder of INX Media Indrani Mukerjea, key accused in the murder case of her daughter Sheena Bora, on Tuesday agreed to give her voice samples to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

The agency had last month sought permission from the court to take Indrani’s voice samples. The application had been pending over her consent for more than a week since she was unwell.

The agency had told the court that during the investigation, they found some conversations in female voice and to verify the same, they needed Indrani’s voice sample.

After the receipt of the application, the magistrate court had issued the production warrant for Indrani on October 26, directing jail authorities to produce her on October 27. However, as she was hospitalised due to high fever, she was not produced before court.

The court subsequently asked Indrani’s lawyer to consult her and inform it by Tuesday.

After her consent, the magistrate court has allowed the CBI to take Indrani’s voice samples in jail premises as per the procedure in the jail manual.

Indrani was arrested in the last week of August after her driver Shyamvar Rai informed the Khar police about the murder of Sheena, her daughter, in April 2012. Rai, during the interrogation, revealed involvement of Indrani as well as her ex-husband Sanjeev Khanna. Ever since her arrest, all the three accused have been in custody while the case has now been transferred to the CBI.

First Published: Nov 03, 2015 19:48 IST