Peter Muk­er­jea ar­rested by CBI in the Sheena Bora mur­der case

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MUM­BAI: The CBI on Thurs­day ar­rested for­mer me­dia ty­coon Peter Muk­er­jea in con­nec­tion with the mur­der of Sheena Bora, daugh­ter of his wife and prime ac­cused in the case In­drani Muk­er­jea.

The ar­rest came hours af­ter the agency filed a charge sheet against In­drani, her ex-hus­band Sanjeev Khanna and driver Shyamwar Rai. It was also re­vealed that Rai had con­fessed to his role, and that of his co-ac­cused, in the mur­der be­fore a spe­cial CBI court — making the state­ment ad­mis­si­ble in court. The con­fes­sion was recorded by the court ear­lier this month.

The CBI could now rec­om­mend that Rai be made an ap­prover, said of­fi­cials close to the in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

A CBI spokesper­son con­firmed Peter’s ar­rest while agency sources said they had felt the need for his cus­to­dial in­ter­ro­ga­tion as he had not been forth­right in an­swer­ing cer­tain ques­tions. The for­mer Star In­dia CEO and INX co-founder will be pro­duced be­fore a spe­cial CBI court on Fri­day.

The CBI, sources said, had been ques­tion­ing Peter for the past three days. They said Peter’s son from his first mar­riage, Rahul Muk­er­jea — who was en­gaged to Sheena — was also be­ing ques­tioned.

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