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Sheena Bora case: Commencement of arguments on framing of charges adjourned

PTI
Published Oct 22, 2016, 7:49 pm IST
Updated Oct 22, 2016, 7:59 pm IST
The prosecution was to begin its arguments for framing of charges in the case earlier in the day, but sought more time.
Sanjiv Khanna, Indrani Mukherjea and Sheena Bora. (Photo: Facebook/DC)
 Sanjiv Khanna, Indrani Mukherjea and Sheena Bora. (Photo: Facebook/DC)

Mumbai: A special CBI court on Saturday adjourned till November 15 commencement of arguments on framing of charges against former media baron Peter Mukerjea, his wife Indrani and her ex-husband Sanjeev Khanna for the murder of Sheena Bora, Indrani's daughter from a previous relationship.

The prosecution was to begin its arguments for framing of charges in the case but Peter's lawyer Aabad Ponda sought time to prepare arguments as the defence had received copies of the second supplementary charge sheet filed by CBI yesterday.

 

Ponda argued the defence has also not been given statement of one witness and also other documents that the prosecution was relying on.

"We need time to prepare. But looking at the evidence submitted by the prosecution, I can say that there is no case made out to even frame charges against the accused," Ponda argued.

CBI judge H S Mahajan consented to adjourning the matter but said statement of the witness that is part of the supplementary charge sheet cannot be given at this stage when charges are yet to be framed.

"This court assures that the statement would be provided to the accused once charges are framed in the case," the court said.

 

Sheena (24) was strangled in a car here in April 2012 allegedly by Indrani, Khanna and Indrani's former driver Shyamvar Rai. Sheena's body was then dumped in a forest in neighbouring Raigad district.

The case came to light only last year when Rai was arrested in another case. Rai later turned approver in the Sheena Bora murder case.

CBI yesterday filed its second supplementary charge sheet before special CBI court.

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