Sheena Bora Case: Give Rai’s Confession to Sanjeev Khanna, Says HC

The accused can legally demand that approver’s confession be made available to them.

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  • The Bombay High Court on Thursday directed a CBI court trying the Sheena Bora murder case to furnish a copy of the confession given by Indrani Mukerjea’s former driver, Shyamwar Rai, to the co-accused Sanjeev Khanna.

  • Khanna, Indrani’s ex-husband sought a copy of Rai’s statement recorded under section 164 of Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) by a Magistrate last year. He approached the high court after the sessions court rejected his application for the same.

  • Khanna’s petition came up before Justice Sadhana Jadhv who observed that an accused has a right under section 207 of CrPc to receive a copy of confession from a co-accused. Accordingly, Jadhav asked the CBI court to furnish a copy of Rai’s confession to Khanna.

(With inputs from PTI)

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