Sheena Bora murder: Maharashtra seeks fresh report on Raigad police role

Asks why no FIR or ADR was lodged after Sheena’s body was found in May 2012; report sought within 15 days

| Mumbai | Updated: November 22, 2015 8:46:23 am
The spot where suspected remains of Sheena Bora were believed to have been found in 2012. The location is off the Pen-Khapoli road, a state highway in Raigad district's Pen Taluka. (Source: Express Photo by Narendra Vaskar) The spot where suspected remains of Sheena Bora were believed to have been found in 2012. The location is off the Pen-Khapoli road, a state highway in Raigad district’s Pen Taluka. (Source: Express Photo by Narendra Vaskar)

The Maharashtra government has asked Director General of Police (DGP) Pravin Dixit to submit a fresh report on the role of the Raigad police in the Sheena Bora murder case. Former DGP Sanjiv Dayal had submitted a one-page report on the incident, which the state home department did not find satisfactory. The government has sought to know why no FIR was lodged after the victim’s body was found in May 2012.

The DGP has been asked to submit the report within 15 days.

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Sheena Bora was allegedly murdered by her mother Indrani Mukerjea, her former husband Sanjeev Khanna and former driver Shyam Rai in April 2012. The body of the 24-year-old was dumped at a forest in Raigad district.

Dissatisfied with the one-page report submitted by the former DGP on the action taken against the Raidgad police in 2012, the state government has ordered a probe seeking to know why the police did not file an FIR or an ADR (Accidental Death Report) when Sheena’s body was found at a forest in Pen taluka of Maharashtra’s Raigad district on May 23, 2012.

“The last DG (Dayal) submitted a one-page report to us, but I was not satisfied with it. I said supporting documents would be needed to take action against a senior police officer,” Additional Chief Secretary (Home) K P Bakshi told PTI.

“The incumbent DGP (Dixit) has been given the responsibility of submitting a fresh report with corresponding documents now. We are expecting a report within the next 15 days,” Bakshi said.
Refuting media reports on the alleged involvement of a senior police officer in delaying the Sheena Bora murder probe, Bakshi had earlier said the government had received no official communication from CBI on the issue.

“The state government, within two days of transferring the probe to the investigating agency, ensured that it gets all the logistical support it needs. We arranged for their lodging, vehicles, stationary items, computers, etc within two days so that crucial time is not wasted in filing the chargesheet,”
he said.

“Then, it took us about 20 days to translate all the documents that were in the possession of Maharashtra police to English and Hindi. We then got these documents certified by a government approved certifier,” he said.

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(With PTI inputs)

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