Indrani alone is also additionally charged under section 471 of the Indian Penal Code.
Mumbai: Paving way for the commencement of trial in the Sheena Bora murder case, the special CBI court on Tuesday framed charges of criminal conspiracy and attempt to murder against Sheena’s biological mother Indrani Mukerjea, stepfather Peter Mukerjea and Indrani’s former husband, Sanjeev Khanna.
The judge said that based on the material and statements put on record by prosecution, there are sufficient grounds for proceeding against all the accused i.e. Indrani, Peter and Khanna for offences punishable under sections 120 B (criminal conspiracy), 364 (kidnapping or abducting in order to murder) 302 (murder), 201 (causing disappearance of evidence) and 203 (giving false information respecting an offence committed) of the IPC. These charges have been framed for kidnapping, killing Sheena and dumping and burning her body to destroy the evidence of murder.
The judge further said Indrani and Khanna are also charged under sections 307 (attempt to murder) read with 34 (common intention) of the IPC (for trying to kill Indrani’s son Mekhail Bora). Indrani alone is also additionally charged under section 471 (using as genuine a forged document) of the IPC.