CBI to produce Peter in court, may ask for extension of custody
Central agency wants interrogate Mukerjea further; custody ends today
MUMBAI: The Central Bureau of investigation (CBI) will produce Peter Mukerjea before the court on Monday as his police custody ends in the Sheena Bora murder case. He was arrested on November 19 by the CBI and has been subjected to a lie-detector test by the agency. CBI is likely to request for a further extension of his custody.
Apart from Peter, his wife Indrani, her former husband Sanjeev Khanna and her driver Shyamvar Rai have been arrested in the case and are currently in jail.
CBI officers had earlier said that Peter and Indrani had siphoned off nearly Rs900 crore to bank accounts in Singapore. And, there was a possibility that the bank accounts were in Sheena Bora’s name. The agency had told the court that it has sought help from Interpol to identify
According to the CBI, Indrani had opened accounts in HSBC bank with the help of a friend,
identified only as Gayatri. CBI officers said that Peter had floated nine companies, which had layers of financial transactions,
and were used to siphon off large sums of money.
CBI officers said they had conducted forensic psychological tests and gathered various income tax records but needed more time to investigate.
The case was transferred to the CBI on a request from the Maharashtra government; CBI then registered a fresh FIR in the case on September 29 and took over the investigations.
Sheena Bora was allegedly killed on April 24, 2012 by her mother Indrani, Khanna and Rai. Indrani was arrested on August 25 this year by the Khar police.
This was after Rai, who was first arrested in an Arms Act case on August 21, named Indrani and Khanna and disclosed the murder to the Khar police.
Rai also told them that after murdering Sheena they destroyed her body by burning it in Pen, Raigad.
The three had also allegedly conspired and attempted to kill Sheena’s brother Mikhail Bora on April 24, 2012, but he escaped and fled to Guwahati.