In huge trouble for Indrani Mukerjea, Peter Mukherjea and Sanjeev Khanna, former driver Shyamvar Rai on Wednesday agreed to become an approver in sensational Sheena Bora murder case.
Last week, Rai had written a two-page letter to the court stating that he wants to reveal the truth and had sought pardon in the case.
Rai is the key accused whose arrest with a 7.65mm pistol at Khar led police officials to unearth Sheena’s murder.
When Special Judge HS Mahajan called Rai in the box, he said, “I am aware about the acts connected with the commission of the offence and was a participant to the murder (of Sheena).”
He further said that he is ready to tell the truth to the court as he has regrets what happened.
When the judge asked him about the case, he told the court that Sheena was killed by strangulation.
He also told the court that he was under “no pressure, threat or coercion” to reveal the facts in the case and was “repentant” for his act.
“Under Section 133 of evidence act an accomplice can turn and approver. Now after turning approver water ever testimony and that with corroborative evidence will be helpful for trial,” said senior lawyer Abha Singh.
On Monday, the special court had pulled up Thane jail officials for not producing Rai before it. “I will initiate contempt proceedings,” special CBI Judge HS Mahajan said while directing the officials to produce Rai on May 11. The court also directed Indrani and other accused in the case, her husband Peter Mukerjea, her former husband Sanjeev Khanna, to be present for the hearing.
Indrani, along with her husband Peter Mukerjea, ex-husband Sanjeev Khanna and former driver Shyamwar Rai are accused for murdering her daughter Sheena Bora in 2012.
While Peter was arrested on November 19, Indrani, Khanna and Rai were arrested in August 2015 and all continue in custody since.