Mumbai: The Special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court on Saturday adjourned the hearing on Peter Mukerjea’s application which sought the statement of witness number 32 till July 20.
The central agency, in its supplementary chargesheet filed in February, had submitted a statement of an unnamed witness in a sealed cover. The CBI had said that they are not revealing the identity or the statement of the witness as investigation was going on.
The special court earlier on July 1 gave copies of Shyamwar Rai’s confession to co-accused Sanjeev Khanna and others on a Bombay High court directive. Shyamwar 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.
The trial court recently allowed him to turn an approver in the Sheena Bora murder case and become a prosecution witness. Indrani Mukerjea, Sanjeev Khanna and Shyamwar Rai had allegedly strangled Sheena Bora, Mukerjea’s daughter from an earlier relationship, inside a car in April 2012.
The court earlier on July 4 extended the judicial custody of Indrani Mukerja, Khanna and Peter Mukerjea till July 18. The trio was arrested in August last year, while Peter Mukerjea was arrested in November.
Sheena Bora’s 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.