Sheena Bora (left) and Indrani Mukerjea.(HT Photo)
Sheena Bora (left) and Indrani Mukerjea.(HT Photo)

Mikhail conspired with Rai to make Sheena disappear, says Indrani’s lawyer

The defense lawyer Sudeep Pasbola, on Thursday, concluded cross examination of Mikhail, key witness in the Sheena Bora murder case.
By Charul Shah | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2018 12:16 AM IST

The defense lawyer of Indrani Mukerjea accused her son Mikhail Bora of hatching a conspiracy with her driver Shyamwar Rai to “cause disappearance of Sheena Bora” over share in their grandparents’ property.

The defense lawyer Sudeep Pasbola, on Thursday, concluded cross examination of Mikhail, key witness in the Sheena Bora murder case. Pasbola alleged that Mikhail and Rai – Indrani’s driver and approver in the case – were constantly in touch with each other and could have hatched the conspiracy to make Sheena disappear.

Pasbola sought explanation from Mikhail over several calls he had exchanged with Rai from January 2012 to April 2012. “Between January and April 2012, you were in constant touch with Rai and had talked to him more than 207 times,” Pasbola said. The defense also alleged that between April 16 to April 18, the duo spoke over call almost 34 times.

Passbola also claimed that Mikhail was falsely implicating Indrani in the case. Attributing motive behind, Passbola further alleged that property owned by Mikhail and Sheena’s grandparents were distributed between them. However, Mikhail wanted to grab her share in the property too, for which he hatched a conspiracy with Rai to “cause Sheena’s disappearance.”

Mikhail denied all allegations.

He claimed that his grandparents had already made a new will in April 2012, before Sheena went missing. In the new will, they had bequeathed 90% of the property to him and left only 10% for Sheena, Mikhail told the court negating the allegations made by Indrani’s lawyers.

Meanwhile Pasbola argued on the bail plea filed by Indrani before the CBI court in connection with the murder case.

Pasbola claimed that she has a threat to her life in jail for several reasons. He claimed that she is a witness in the case filed by CBI against P Chidambaram and his son Karti Chidambaram.

“She was instrumental in registration of FIR against jail officials in connection with murder of inmate Manjula Shetye,” Pasbola argued pointing the officials are in the same jail where she is and she has threat from them.

Passbola also stressed on her health condition claiming that she needs constant monitoring and good treatment. The court has adjourned the hearing on bail plea for CBI to respond on Monday.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
Close
According to NCP leaders, Sharad Pawar was more upset with the crowding and show of strength at the Poharadevi temple in Washim during Sanjay Rathod’s visit. (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
According to NCP leaders, Sharad Pawar was more upset with the crowding and show of strength at the Poharadevi temple in Washim during Sanjay Rathod’s visit. (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

CM Uddhav Thackeray under pressure to act against Maharashtra minister

By Swapnil Rawal and Surendra P Gangan, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 12:08 AM IST
Raut says CM mulling action against Sanjay Rathod, who is in controversy over death of woman, over flouting of Covid norms during his show of strength
Close
Kanhoji Angre Island Lighthouse. (Hindustan Times)
Kanhoji Angre Island Lighthouse. (Hindustan Times)

Marina, water taxis and more: Mumbai Port Trust signs MoUs worth 7,510 crore

PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 12:02 AM IST
Ahead of the ‘Maritime India Summit’ 2021, the Mumbai Port Trust (MbPT) has signed 13 different Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) /agreements worth 7,510 crore to boost water transport and tourism in the city
Close
The four arrested have been identified as Amarjit Rajbhar, Wahid Mohammad Ayub Khan, Vivekanand Shinde and Saif Shaikh.
The four arrested have been identified as Amarjit Rajbhar, Wahid Mohammad Ayub Khan, Vivekanand Shinde and Saif Shaikh.

Mumbai Police arrest 4 in card cloning racket

By Manish K Pathak, Mumbai
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2021 12:02 AM IST
The Mumbai crime branch on Tuesday arrested four more accused, including two store managers, in connection with the card cloning racket busted by unit 9 last week
Close
 (Bachchan Kumar/ HT)
(Bachchan Kumar/ HT)

With 8,807 new Covid-19 cases, Maharashtra sees sharpest 1-day spike in 129 days

By Swapnil Rawal, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 12:02 AM IST
Maharashtra on Wednesday recorded 8,807 fresh Covid-19 infections, its sharpest one-day spike in 129 days (since October 18 when it saw 9,060 cases). Mumbai, too, saw a jump in cases as it reported 1,167 infections in the past 24 hours. Mumbai last saw over 1,000 cases in a day on November 28 (87 days).
Close
 (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Mumbai: Ex-income tax officer gets 3-year jail term for disproportionate assets

By Charul Shah, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2021 11:59 PM IST
The special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court on Tuesday convicted a 67-year-old retired income tax inspector for possession of a disproportionate asset worth 59
Close
Representational image. (Satish Bate/HT PHOTO)
Representational image. (Satish Bate/HT PHOTO)

First session of JEE Mains exam moderately difficult: Students

By Shreya Bhandary, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2021 11:45 PM IST
The first of the four cycles of Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Mains was conducted across the country, on Wednesday
Close
Bombay high court.
Bombay high court.

Bombay HC raps ACB Thane police for delay in FIR against contractor

By KAY Dodhiya, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2021 11:42 PM IST
The Bombay high court (HC) on Wednesday pulled up the anti-corruption bureau (ACB) unit of Thane Police for not registering a first information report (FIR) based on a complaint lodged against a contractor who had allegedly cheated the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) to the tune of 4
Close
Kirit Somaiya. (Hindustan Times)
Kirit Somaiya. (Hindustan Times)

BJP leader files PIL in Bombay HC against Mumbai mayor

By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2021 11:41 PM IST
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Kirit Somaiya has filed public interest litigation (PIL) in the Bombay high court (HC) against Mumbai mayor Kishori Pednekar for acquiring and making personal use of tenements in the Worli Slum Rehabilitation Authority (SRA) project by misusing her position as a councillor and mayor
Close
Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay. (Satish Bate/HT Photo)
Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay. (Satish Bate/HT Photo)

Mumbai: IIT-B students who discovered closest asteroid to Earth recognised by ASI

By Priyanka Sahoo, Mumbai
UPDATED ON FEB 24, 2021 11:38 PM IST
Three students of the Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay (IIT-B), who had last year discovered the closest asteroid to have crossed the Earth without touching it, have been recognised by the Astronomical Society of India (ASI)
Close
Out of the 78 new fatalities, 18 people died in Maharashtra, 16 in Kerala and 15 in Punjab, according to the health ministry’s data. (AP)
Out of the 78 new fatalities, 18 people died in Maharashtra, 16 in Kerala and 15 in Punjab, according to the health ministry’s data. (AP)

1,167 new Covid cases in Mumbai, 8,807 in Maharashtra after 2 days of fall

Written by Prashasti Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 24, 2021 08:20 PM IST
The Covid-19 situation in Maharashtra has been an area of concern for the Centre and various other states which have imposed travel restrictions on people coming from there.
Close
The Mumbai Port Trust will complete the Mumbai International Cruise Terminal project by the end of this year. (HT PHOTO).
The Mumbai Port Trust will complete the Mumbai International Cruise Terminal project by the end of this year. (HT PHOTO).

Marina, water taxis and more: Mumbai Port Trust signs MoUs worth 7,510 crore

PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2021 05:39 PM IST
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the virtual 'Maritime India Summit' to be held between March 2-4.
Close
Mohan Delkar. (ANI File)
Mohan Delkar. (ANI File)

Mumbai cops to probe Dadra & Nagar Haveli administrator’s role in Delkar’s death

PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2021 04:59 PM IST
Mohan Delkar, an Independent member of Parliament from Dadar and Nagar Haveli, was found dead in a south Mumbai hotel on Monday. An initial police probe indicated that he died by suicide
Close
Maharashtra governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari. (PTI)
Maharashtra governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari. (PTI)

Won’t work in Maharashtra: Shiv Sena targets BJP after Puducherry govt collapse

PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2021 01:40 PM IST
In a veiled attack on Maharashtra governor Koshyari, the Saamana editorial said that those who disrupt the state government’s work at the behest of the Centre must remember that they can be “thrown away” after use
Close
File photo of Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai. (Abhijit Bhatlekar/ Mint)
File photo of Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai. (Abhijit Bhatlekar/ Mint)

Covid-19 effect: Passenger traffic at Mumbai airport dipped by 73% last year

By Neha LM Tripathi
UPDATED ON FEB 24, 2021 10:25 AM IST
In the pre-Covid days, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Iinternational Airport got an average of 42,000 international passengers per day but this number fell to 18,000 by mid-March last year. Domestic traffic too dropped by 15-20%.
Close
UGC has sought the state’s response to complaints of irregularity in promotions through the Career Advancement System (CAS) (HT Photo)
UGC has sought the state’s response to complaints of irregularity in promotions through the Career Advancement System (CAS) (HT Photo)

Maharashtra education department violating norms for promotion of faculty: UGC

By Priyanka Sahoo, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2021 01:12 AM IST
Noting that the state higher education department was violating norms set by the University Grants Commission (UGC) for promotion of teachers, the apex body has sought the state’s response to complaints of irregularity in promotions through the Career Advancement System (CAS)
Close
SHARE
Story Saved
OPEN APP