Sheena murder: judicial custody of 3 accused extended


A Mumbai court on Monday extended the judicial custody of all three accused in Sheena Bora’s murder case till 19 October.

The accused are Indrani Mukerjea, the victim’s mother, Indrani’s ex-husband Sanjeev Khanna, and her former driver Shyamvar Rai. Their previous judicial custody of 14 days ended on Monday.

The defence and prosecution lawyers were present in the court while Khanna and Rai appeared over video link.

Indrani, who was not present, is currently admitted to a government hospital where she is recuperating after an undetermined illness. She was rushed to Sir J.J. Hospital on Friday following a suspected drug overdose.

Last month, the high-profile murder case was taken away from Mumbai Police and transferred to the Central Bureau of Investigation as the Maharashtra government wanted to ensure a free and impartial probe.

Sheena Bora was murdered on 24 April 2012, allegedly by Indrani, Khanna and Rai, who disposed of her partly burnt body in the forests in Raigad district.

The accused were arrested from Mumbai and Kolkata in September.