Mumbai: Driver Shyamvar Rai, who became an approver in the Sheena Bora murder case, has alleged that ex-media baroness Indrani Mukerjea strangled her daughter Sheena Bora.
As per Times Now, Rai has further said that Indrani handed over a parcel to him which had a crude weapon. He has also revealed how Sheena’s body was dumped. Rai added that he was given three-month paid leave after the incident.
A special CBI court on June 20 pardoned driver Shyamvar Rai and permitted him to become an approver. Special Judge HS Mahajan, while granting the pardon, had instructed Rai to speak the truth about the entire episode. With this development, Rai – the former driver of Indrani Mukerjea – who was arrested in August 2015 is no longer an accused and has become a prosecution witness.
Daughter of Indrani from an earlier liaison, Sheena Bora was allegedly strangulated on April 24, 2012, and her body was burnt and disposed off in the forests near Gagode village of adjoining Raigad district early the next morning.
Besides Indrani, her former husband Sanjeev Khanna, her present husband and former media tycoon Peter Mukerjea and Rai were arrested last year. The case came to light after Rai was nabbed for possessing a weapon illegally last year by the Khar police. It was later taken over by the Central Bureau of Investigation.
He spilled the beans on the murder case and after 10 months, sought a pardon in return for turning an approver. Soon after his arrest, Rai had told the Khar police and later the CBI what had transpired on April 24-25, 2012, how Sheena was murdered, burnt and her body disposed off in a suitcase around 100 km south of Mumbai.
He also described how a day before the murder, Indrani had allegedly conducted a recce of the spot and booked a room for Khanna in Hotel Hilltop in Worli as part of the conspiracy. Rai later led the CBI team to the exact site where Sheena’s body was dumped.
While Indrani is currently lodged in Byculla Women’s Jail, Peter Mukerjea and Khanna are in Arthur Road Central Jail. Among the probable motives being investigated is a transfer of around Rs nine billion to foreign bank accounts.
During the probe, stunning revelations came forth including a letter purportedly forged by Indrani on Sheena’s behalf to show she was alive and in the US, and her claims that Sheena and her brother Mikhail were her siblings and not children.