New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday registered a case against three private people, Indrani Mukerjea, her former husband Sanjeev Khanna and driver Shyamvar Rai relating to the murder of Sheena Bora.
After taking over the case today, the investigating agency also lodged an FIR in which it named all three accused.
The CBI today initiated the probe on request of Maharashtra government and further notification from the Central government.
On Saturday, a Mumbai court had rejected an application moved by Sanjeev Khanna, a co-accused in the Sheena Bora murder case, seeking release from jail. Khanna, Indrani and her former driver Shyam Rai are currently in judicial custody.
Khanna's contention was that though his police custody ended on September 7, he was not produced before a Mumbai court that day but was taken to Kolkata by the police and produced in a court there. Khanna was arrested on August 26. On September 7, when his police remand ended, the police told the court here that he had been taken to Kolkata for the purpose of probe.
This amounted to illegal detention, said the application, but the court rejected it. Mithare said further course of action would be decided after going through the magistrate's order.
Meanwhile, the jail authorities have told the court that Indrani - who is accused of killing her daughter Sheena three years ago - I was being given quality food in jail and her plea for home food should be rejected as the jail rules don't allow such a facility.
On September 18, the Maharashtra government had transferred the case to CBI.
Earlier, the current Mumbai Police Commissioner Ahmed Javed had suggested the case to be transferred to the CBI.
Sheena Bora was murdered on April 24, 2012, allegedly by Indrani, Khanna and Rai who disposed off her partly burnt body in the forests in Raigad district.