Mumbai : A special court on Tuesday asked the CBI to complete its investigation in the sensational Sheena Bora murder case in the next 10 days and also allowed prime accused Indrani Mukerjea’s plea to get copies of statement of witnesses recorded before the magistrate.
“Complete the investigation by December 17 and on that day I will open the sealed packets of the statements and give it to the accused,” special CBI judge H S Mahajan told the central investigative agency.
On Thursday, Indrani had moved an application through her lawyer Gunjan Mangla, seeking statements of witnesses recorded before the magistrate’s court.
However, special public prosecutor Kavita Patil had opposed Indrani’s application and said it was a case of “larger conspiracy” and that the CBI is carrying out further investigation, which she said was at a “crucial stage”. Patil also said that it would be harmful and damaging to disclose the statements of witnesses to the accused at this stage.
The court also allowed CBI’s application seeking permission to once again interrogate Indrani, her former husband Sanjeev Khanna and her driver Shyamvar Rai. On Monday, Indrani’s lawyer Gunjan Mangla and Khanna’s lawyer Shreyansh Mithare had told the court that they don’t have any objection to the CBI plea seeking to interrogate the three accused for three more weeks.
On November 20, a Metropolitan Magistrate court had transferred the trial in the case to the sessions court in Mumbai. Indrani’s husband and former media baron Peter Mukerjea, who was arrested on November 19, is in judicial custody till December 14.
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