New Delhi: A special CBI court on Friday rejected the bail application of Sanjeev Khanna, one of the accused in the sensational Sheena Bora murder case. The application was filed by accused on the merits of the case challenging CBI's claim of his involvement in the crime.Khanna's lawyer Shreyansh Mithare confirmed to media that Khann's bail application had been rejected.
Special CBI judge H S Mahajan, after hearing the arguments of Khanna and CBI, rejected his bail plea. Khanna, in his bail application filed through his lawyer Shreyansh Mithare, had said that he was not present when Sheena was strangled in a car in Mumbai on April 24, 2012.
Earlier, the CBI had opposed Khanna`s bail stating that there was sufficient criminal conspiracy and criminal motive to deny bail and claiming that he was an active part of the conspiracy. On Monday, Khanna had appealed for bail on grounds that the CBI had failed to prove that he was present with his ex wife Indrani Mukherjea or that he had any motive to commit the crime.
The CBI had also alleged that Khanna was in cohorts with Indrani over murdering Sheena to protect the property of their biological daughter Vidhie.
Vidhie has been adopted by Indrani`s husband, Peter Mukerjea, who is also an accused in the case. Few days back another accused in the case Shyamvar Rai turned approver in the case and he has told CBI that Sanjeev Khanna was also involved in murder of Sheena Bora.
Shamvar Rai , in his statement, has told CBI that he was driving the car in which Sheena`s mother Indrani Mukerjea and Sanjeev Khanna killed her. Earlier, court has rejected bail pleas of Indrani Mukerjea and Peter Mukerjea.