Peter Mukerjea charged in Sheena murder case, sent to police custody
MUMBAI: A day after his arrest in the Sheena Bora murder case, INX Media co-founder Peter Mukerjea, husband of prime accused Indrani Mukerjea, was charged with murder and criminal conspiracy by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which said he had played an active role in the killing of his step-daughter. Mukerjea, who was produced before a court in Mumbai, was remanded in police custody till November 23.
The CBI arrested and charged Peter in the case, which has seen several twists and turns, after a conversation recorded by Rahul
Mukerjea, his son from an earlier marriage, led the investigating agency to believe that the former media honcho had been withholding information.
The CBI told the court that
Peter allegedly told Rahul that Sheena was doing fine in the US and that he had spoken to her. This revelation led the CBI to question Peter and place him under arrest on Thursday evening. The CBI is now looking to establish whether Peter lied to or misguided his son on Sheena’s whereabouts.
Indrani Mukerjea (left) and husband Peter were both produced in court on Friday.