STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Sheena murder: Peter's plea to defer charge-framing rejected

Peter had contended that framing of charges should be deferred as the CBI\'s investigation was not yet complete.

Published: 27th September 2016 11:52 PM  |   Last Updated: 27th September 2016 11:52 PM   |  A+A-

peter-sheena-pti

Peter Mukerjea being produced at Esplanade court in Mumbai on Monday in connection with Sheena Bora murder case | PTI

MUMBAI: A special CBI court here today rejected an application filed by the former media baron Peter Mukerjea opposing commencement of framing of charges in the Sheena Bora murder case.

Peter had contended that framing of charges should be deferred as the CBI's investigation was not yet complete.

"Other two accused (Peter's wife Indrani and her former husband Sanjeev Khanna) are in judicial custody for more than a year. Both the accused are ready and willing to argue the case. In such circumstances, (it's) not desirable to cause delay," judge H S Mahajan said, rejecting the application.

The court said it will start the hearing arguments on framing of charges on October 5.

Peter's lawyer Mihir Gheewala had argued that CBI should give an assurance that it would not rely on any other document (which may be found during subsequent probe) if the framing of charges was to start.

However, the CBI lawyer said its power to continue the investigation cannot be curtailed.

Indrani, her former driver Shyam Rai (who has been made an approver in the case) and Khanna allegedly strangled Sheena (24), Indrani's daughter from earlier relationship, inside a car on April 24, 2012.

The trio were arrested in August 2015 after Rai told the police about the murder when he was picked up and questioned by the cops in another case.

CBI arrested Peter in November, saying that he too was a part of the murder conspiracy.

According to CBI's charge sheet, dispute over financial dealings within the family led to Sheena's murder.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp