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Special judge J C Jagadale granted permission to the case IO to be present in the court during the trial on a CBI plea. The court gave the permission hearing both the prosecution and defence counsel on the matter.
In a plea to the court earlier, the CBI had sought its permission for IO's presence during the trial saying the case was a complicated one involving voluminous evidence and testimonies to prove the guilt of the accused and the special public prosecutor needed his active support and assistance during the trial.
The agency had said the presence of IO K K Singh, also a witness in the case, was vital for the prosecution.
Rules provide that during examination of a witness in a case, another witness of the same case cannot be present in the court.
In order to be present, it is mandatory for the witness to have the permission of the court.
The court is scheduled to record the statement of a key witness, Kajal Sharma tomorrow.
Her testimony couldn't be recorded on two previous hearings as key accused Indrani Mukerjea was not present in the court on health grounds.
Till now, the court has completed the recording of evidence of accused-turned-approver Shyamvar Rai and Mumbai police Sub-Inspector Ganesh Dalvi, who had registered the FIR in the case in August 2015, before the case was taken over by the CBI.
As per the police, Mukerjea's daughter, Sheena Bora, 24, was abducted and killed on April 24, 2012, allegedly over a financial dispute, and her body disposed of in a forest in adjoining Raigad district.
Rai later turned an approver in the case.
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