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CBI: Bones believed to be Sheena’s found but won’t be cited as proof | India News – Times of India

Rebecca Samervel

MUMBAI: The bones purported to be of Sheena Bora have been found in CBI‘s malkhana (record room) in its Delhi office, the investigation agency on Wednesday informed the trial court hearing the murder case, nearly a month after the deposition of a witness, a forensic expert, was stalled after it was submitted that the remains could not traced. CBI, however, clarified that the remains would not be cited as evidence in the case.
CBI’s submission came after the court said that they had received an email from a person claiming to be the forensic expert’s brother. The email alleged that the forensic expert had received crores to lie about Sheena’s remains being missing, and that the doctor had recently bought a house and a clinic in Dubai.
The email was then shown to the three defence lawyers, Ranjit Sangle, Manjula Rao and Shreyansh Mithare representing accused Indrani Mukerjea, Peter Mukerjea and Sanjeev Khanna, respectively. They are all out on bail.
CBI’s special public prosecutor C J Nandode then submitted that following the last hearing, after going to the malkhana, the bones were found. Nandode also submitted that the bones were not being relied on by the prosecution as they were not cited in the chargesheet, and now they want to proceed without bringing them on record.
The deposition of the forensic expert then continued and was completed.
The defence lawyers insisted that there should be action against the email sender for misleading the court. The court replied that it was up to the CBI to do so.
CBI’s case is that Indrani, along with her former husbands Khanna and Peter – who in 2015 was still married to her – and their driver Shyamvar Rai hatched a plan to abduct and murder her daughter Sheena and attempt to murder her son Mekhail Bora. CBI claimed that on April 24, 2012, Indrani, Khanna, and Rai abducted Sheena in a car, administered sedatives, strangled her, and disposed of her body in a forest at Pen in Raigad district. The alleged crime came to light in August 2015. Rai turned approver and deposed as a prosecution witness.
On June 13, Nandode had told the trial court that a set of remains examined by the forensic expert could not be traced. The witness was among the experts who had examined various sets of bones and remains recovered by Pen police in the forest in 2012 and in 2015.
So far, 91 witnesses have deposed in the murder case. The trial will continue on Friday.

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