Peter Muk­er­jea charged in Sheena mur­der case, sent to po­lice cus­tody

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - FRONT PAGE - Charul Shah and Ari­tra Hazra ht­metro@hin­dus­tan­times.com

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.

AN­SHU­MAN POYREKAR/HT & BHUSHAN KOYANDE

In­drani Muk­er­jea (left) and hus­band Peter were both pro­duced in court on Fri­day.

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