Indrani Mukerjea, a prime accused in the murder of daughter Sheena Bora, on Tuesday informed a special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court in Mumbai that she wants to divorce husband and former media baron Peter Mukerjea and sought permission to file the case.
“No need to take permission from the trial court,” Judge HS Mahajan told Indrani Mukerjea.
Earlier today, the CBI court charged Indrani, her husband Peter and her ex-husband Sanjeev Khanna with murder and criminal conspiracy.
Indrani's driver Shyamvar Rai, the fourth accused, had turned approver for the CBI earlier.
He has reportedly given chilling details of how the crime was committed to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which took over the probe from Mumbai Police last year.
Indrani, Khanna and Rai have been accused of strangling 24-year-old Sheena — Indrani's daughter from a previous relationship whom she passed off as her sister — in a car on April 24, 2012.
Her burnt body was dumped in a bag in the forests in Raigad district near Mumbai.
All three accused have pleaded not guilty of the crime and have said they are ready to face the trial in the case that is likely to begin from February 1.
The former Star India CEO and media baron Peter Mukherjea is also an accused in the murder as he apparently knew the plot to kill Sheena but kept silent.