No objection in making Shyamvar Rai approver, says CBI in Sheena Bora Murder case

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Mumbai: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) told a Mumbai court that it had no objection to key accused Indrani Mukerjea’s former driver Shyamvar Rai turning an approver in connection with the Sheena Bora murder case.

In May this year, the CBI had sought time to reply to the application filed by Rai seeking to turn approver in the murder case.

Last month on May 10, when Rai was produced before the special CBI court, he had expressed his desire to become an approver saying he wanted to “disclose all truths” in the murder conspiracy and also sought pardon from the court in the case.

Meanwhile, all four accused’s judicial custody has been extended till 20th June.

The CBI had told the court that they required more time to arrive at a decision on whether Rai could be made an approver in the case.

Indrani, her former husband Sanjeev Khanna and Rai had allegedly strangled Sheena (24), Indrani’s daughter from an earlier relationship, inside a car in April 2012. Her body was found in a forest in Raigad. The crime, which came to light in August last year, is allegedly linked to certain financial dealings.

The trio were arrested in August last year while Indrani’s husband and former media baron Peter Mukerjea was arrested in November. According to CBI, Peter was part of the murder conspiracy.

While Peter (59) and Khanna are lodged in Arthur Road prison, Indrani (43) is in Byculla womens’ jail.