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Sheena Bora murder case: Indrani and I planned murder on video call, says driver

He told the court that he felt it was wrong but “Indrani madam had said your job will just be of a driver”.

mumbai Updated: Sep 09, 2017 00:49 IST
Farhan Shaikh
Farhan Shaikh
Hindustan Times
Sheena Bora murder,Indrani Mukerjea,Shyamwar Rai
Indrani Mukerjea(FILE PHOTO)

Accused-turned-approver Shyamwar Rai in the Sheena Bora murder case was grilled by the defense about his conversations with Sheena’s brother Mikhail and her boyfriend Rahul Mukherjea during his cross-examination on Saturday.

On his role in the murder conspiracy, Rai said Indrani made Skype calls to him to discuss the plan. Rai said he spoke to Indrani 4-5 times on Skype.

Rai admitted that he received Rs1.25 lakh in cash and through bank transfer. Defense counsel Sudeep Pasbola questioned Rai if Mikhail ever asked him about Sheena’s whereabouts. Rai told the court that he can’t recollect that. When asked if Rahul or Kajal or Pradeep Waghmare asked him about Sheena’s whereabouts, Rai stuck to his answer and said they did not do so.

The defense then asked him if he felt guilty or that he was going to do something wrong. He told the court that he felt it was wrong but “Indrani madam had said your job will just be of a driver”.

The CBI, in their chargesheet, claimed that Sheena’s body was stuffed in the bag and kept it in the garage of Marlow Apartment. So the defense asked him about the Worli building and the setting of its locality. Pasbola asked if the apartment has a garage and Rai said yes.

He then asked him about the length of the boundary wall of the building and if there are apartments on the ground floor to which Rai again said yes.

“Are there flats in front of the garage?” Pasbola asked. Rai said, “There is one flat on the front side of the garage.”

Rai also told the court that there is a security guard’s cabin at the entry and exit points of the apartment.

First Published: Sep 09, 2017 00:49 IST