Updated: August 29, 2015 8:40:18 pm
A city court today granted a five-day remand to the Mumbai Police for Sanjeev Khanna, an accused in the murder of Sheena Bora and former husband of the prime accused Indrani Mukherjea, after rejecting his bail plea.
Chief Judicial Magistrate, Alipore Court, Rajesh Chakraborty accepted the remand prayer of Mumbai Police and directed it to produce him before a designated Mumbai court by September one.
The judge rejected the bail prayer of Khanna, who claimed he was innocent.
Meanwhile, a Mumbai police official today met accused Indrani Mukherjea’s son Mikhail Bora here, who had claimed to have evidence relating to the sensational Sheena Bora murder case.
The police officer, who arrived at the house of Mikhail Bora this afternoon, told waiting journalists, “It is a sensitive case. Investigation is on”.
To persistent questions, he said, “first let me investigate. Let me do my work. After discussions inside, I’ll inform you all”.
Coming out of the house after about an hour, the police official, however, declined to take questions from reporters.
Mikhail’s grandparents house is located in Sundarpur bye-lane one in Ganeshguri area of the city.
Indrani, wife of former Star India CEO Peter Mukherjea, was arrested by the Mumbai Police on Tuesday following leads by her driver, who was also taken into custody, in connection with the disappearance and murder of Sheena.
The Mumbai Police had arrested Khanna yesterday. Sheena was stated to be Indrani’s daughter from an earlier marriage.
Khanna, a resident of upmarket Hastings Road area here, was arrested from his friend’s flat at Alipore.
Seeking his bail, Khanna’s counsel Salim Rehman submitted he was in Mumbai on April 24, 2012, the fateful day when Sheena was killed and her body disposed off at Pen in Raigad district of Maharashtra, but claimed he was not involved in the crime.
He said Khanna had gone to meet Vidhie, his daughter from his marriage with Indrani, but had returned the next day after failing to meet her.
Khanna’s counsel submitted he would cooperate with the investigation and would not abscond if granted bail.
Appearing for the Mumbai Police, public prosecutor Sourin Ghosal opposed the bail plea and prayed for a seven-day transit remand.
Ghosal claimed before the court that Khanna was directly involved in the crime and had been named by the driver of Indrani, another accused in the intriguing case.