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Sheena Bora murder: Maharashtra govt transfers case to CBI

Mumbai: Sensational murder case of Sheena Bora has been transferred to the Central Bureau of Investigation or CBI, Maharastra's Additional Home Secretary K P Bakshi said today."Government wants the investigations to be done without any
India TV News Desk September 18, 2015 18:32 IST
India TV News Desk

Mumbai: Sensational murder case of Sheena Bora has been transferred to the Central Bureau of Investigation or CBI, Maharastra's Additional Home Secretary K P Bakshi said today.

"Government wants the investigations to be done without any prejudice and interference by local police or state government officers," Bakshi said.

The case has hogged the limelight for last three weeks since the arrest of Indrani Mukerjea, wife of former Star India CEO Peter Mukerjea.

The decision was announced at a press meet here by Additional Chief Secretary (Home) K P Bakshi, after 10 days of flip-flop over the supervisory role of former Mumbai police chief Rakesh Maria, who was unceremoniously removed from the post on September 8 and was replaced by Ahmad Javed.

“Formalities have been completed. We have contacted the Central Government officials. The decision of the Centre will be accepted by the state,” Bakshi said.  Transfer of Maria has left a question mark over his continued role in the probe.

Though the Government, within hours of shunting him out as Mumbai Police Commissioner, said that Maria would continue to supervise the probe after the decision generated much heat in media and political circles, ambguity persisted on the actual role.

Sheena was murdered on April 24, 2012, and her body was burnt and disposed of in the forest in Raigad district the next day.
Apart from Sheena's mother Indrani, her former husband Sanjeev Khanna and driver Shyamver Rai were arrested in the case and are now in judicial custody after being interrogated for 14 days by police.

Along with Indrani, her driver Shyam Rai and ex-husband Sanjeev Khanna were also arrested by the police for allegedly murdering Sheena and then disposing her body in Raigad forest.

Sheena Bora was the daughter of Indrani and her first husband Siddhartha Das. Indrani allegedly conspired to eliminate her son Mekhail Bora as well.

She was allegedly killed by the accused in April 2012. A body was found in the forest in May 2012, a month later but could not be identified.