Indrani Mukherjea’s former driver Shyamvar Rai was made the main approver and granted pardon in the Sheena Bora murder case by a special CBI court in Mumbai today.
Rai, who can now depose as the main witness in the killing of the 23-year-old in 2012, told the court that he will “reveal everything” about the role played by him and the other accused in the case.
Last month, in a major twist, Rai expressed his desire to turn approver and sought the court’s pardon in a two-page letter to the court from jail.
After he was summoned to the witness box and questioned by special CBI judge HS Mahajan, he admitted that Bora was strangled to death.
Rai was the first accused to be arrested in the case in August 2015, taking the lid off the murder, after he was picked up in connection with an arms case.
Arrested along with Indrani and her ex-husband Sanjeev Khanna in August last year, Rai has been in continuous custody for the past nine months.
Rai has already confessed that he had witnessed the crime, and was present when Bora, Indrani’s daughter from a previous relationship, was strangled and during subsequent developments culminating in the dumping of her half-burnt body in the dense forests of Raigad district, around 90 km south of Mumbai, in April 2012.
Sheena, 24, was reported to have disappeared mysteriously, but it later came to light that she was killed on April 24, 2012.
Her body was found on May 23 that year by the local police, but the crime remained unnoticed till August 2015 when the sensational murder case unfolded and forensic tests confirmed that the remains belonged to her.
Among other things, certain financial deals are believed to be the motive behind Sheena Bora’s killing, which the CBI is investigating.
The trio of Khanna, Rai and Peter Mukerjea is lodged in Arthur Road Central Jail, while Indrani Mukerjea is lodged in the Byculla Women’s Jail.
( Source – PTI )