CBI to pro­duce Peter in court, may ask for ex­ten­sion of cus­tody

Cen­tral agency wants in­ter­ro­gate Muk­er­jea fur­ther; cus­tody ends to­day

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - - METRO - HT Cor­re­spon­dent

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

the ac­counts.

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.

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