Indrani Mukerjea’s former driver Shyamvar Rai has been made approver in the Central Bureau of Investigation inquiry into the murder of Sheena Bora, and was granted pardon by a Mumbai court, PTI reported. In May, Rai had expressed his intention to turn approver in the case. He, along with Mukerjea and her husband Peter Mukerjea, were the accused in the case. He had told the court he was present when Bora was murdered in 2012.

While Indrani Mukerjea was named as the main accused, the Central Bureau of Investigation later charged Peter with the murder of his stepdaughter, destruction of evidence and criminal conspiracy. Indrani's former husband Sanjeev Khanna is also an accused in the case.

Peter Mukerjea was arrested in November last year. Bora was allegedly strangled in a car in April 2012, before her body was burnt and dumped in a forest in Maharashtra’s Raigad district. However, the case came to light late last year when her body was found.