Mumbai police investigating the Sheena Bora murder case have recorded the statements of the owner of a Bata showroom franchise in central Mumbai where the three accused allegedly purchased gumboots to ensure they do not leave any footprints or trails of their personal or regular foot sizes.
The three pairs worn by co-accused Indrani Mukerjea, former husband Sanjeev Khanna and driver Shyamvar Rai were recovered from a location in Kolkata, the police informed a Bandra court.
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Khanna was taken to Kolkata on Monday for seizure of evidence from his native state. According to investigators, the police claim to have recovered an earring that belonged to Sheena from a spot in Kolkata.
Khanna was brought back to the city in the morning and produced at 3.30 pm in court. He was remanded in judicial custody for 14 days.
The remand copy listed laptops, cellphones and documents seized by the police as evidences. Sources from Khanna’s defence claimed that he was not taken to his residence or office in Kolkata but was taken to his rented locations in the last five years.
“A financial fraud angle is being probed by the police but they claim they had gone to Kolkata to solve a murder. Shoes that have been recovered were used three years ago, how can that be connected to the murder of Sheena Bora,” said a senior lawyer representing Khanna.
On Tuesday afternoon, an application was filed in the court by defence lawyers alleging Khanna is in “illegal” detention after which the court sought a report from the police.
The application will be heard on September 10.
The remand application was heard in courtroom number 32 in the Bandra Metropolitan Magistrate court.
Additional chief metropolitan magistrate G R Taur heard the arguments and sent Khanna to judicial custody till September 21.