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Mumbai: I-T dept to record Indrani's statement

MUMBAI: A CBI court docket hearing the Sheena Bora homicide case on Wednesday allowed the Income Tax division to report the remark of top accused Indrani Mukerjea after it was instructed that authorities have found out about her checking account.

The IT division on Wednesday submitted a letter looking for permission of the special CBI court docket, which is conducting the homicide trial, for recording Mukerjea's remark underneath segment 131 of the IT Act.

Provision 131 empowers the authorities to habits inquiries, summon individuals or witnesses, read about them underneath oath, compel manufacturing of books of account and paperwork, and issue commissions.

After Mukerjea gave her consent, Special CBI Judge J C Jagdale granted permission to IT officers to report her remark at the Bayculla Jail, the place she is recently lodged, on February 7.

Mukerjea is going through trial for allegedly killing Sheena (24), her daughter from an earlier relationship, in April 2012.

Police arrested Mukerjea, her former husband Sanjeev Khanna and her then driving force Shyamvar Rai in 2015, after the crime came to light. Rai later turned approver within the case.

Mukerjea's 2nd husband and media baron Peter Mukerjea was also arrested for allegedly being part of the conspiracy to kill Sheena.

The CBI, which later took over the case, had claimed that a monetary dispute was the rationale behind the killing.

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