Mumbai, Jan 17: A special CBI court in Delhi on Tuesday began trial and framed charges against Indrani Mukerjea - prime accused in the murder of her daughter Sheena Bora along with ex-husband Sanjeev Khanna and former media baron Peter Mukerjea .
The trio has been charged with the murder, kidnapping, abetment to murder, hatching a conspiracy and other charges. The accused trio pleaded "not guilty" to the charges, and the matter was posted for next hearing on February 1 when the trial will start.
Special Public Prosecutor in the case, eminent criminal lawyer Ujjwal Nikam, said the minimum punishment in this case is life imprisonment and the next procedure for the prosecution would be to prove its charges against the accused.
Indrani Mukerjea was arrested on August, 2015 for the alleged murder of her daughter Sheena Bora. The Mukerjea couple and Khanna have remained in police and CBI custody since their arrests.
Sheena Bora, was murdered by Indrani for allegedly entering into a relationship with Peter Mukerjea's son Rahul from an earlier marriage.
Sheena Bora, 24-year-old was murdered by Indrani Mukerjea, Sanjeev Khanna and driver Shyamvar Rai in April 2012. The incident came to light in the year 2015 when Mukerjea's driver confessed to the police for allegedly assisting Indrani in committing the crime and when her remains were found in August 2015 in the forest in Raigad.
OneIndia News (With inputs from agencies)