CBI: Have enough proof of Peter’s role in Sheena mur­der

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - - HTMETRO - HT Cor­re­spon­dent Peter Muk­er­jea

MUMBAI : The Cen­tral Bureau of In­ves­ti­ga­tion (CBI) on Fri­day op­posed the bail ap­pli­ca­tion of for­mer me­dia baron Peter Muk­er­jea, say­ing he was one of the con­spir­a­tors in the Sheena Bora mur­der case.

Peter had moved for bail in Novem­ber, con­tend­ing that even af­ter ex­am­in­ing 22 wit­nesses, there has been no ev­i­dence to say he con­spired with his wife, In­drani, both of whom have filed a di­vorce pe­ti­tion in Septem­ber, and her for­mer hus­band, San­jeev Khanna, to kill In­drani’s daugh­ter Sheena in 2012.

The agency said there is enough ev­i­dence to prove Peter’s role. In a 23-page re­ply filed be­fore a spe­cial CBI court, it listed emails ex­changed be­tween Rahul, son of Peter and his first wife Shab­nam, and Peter to show he was against Rahul’s re­la­tion­ship with Sheena.

“Peter and In­drani were against the re­la­tion­ship. There­fore, Peter con­nived with In­drani to get rid of Sheena with a mo­tive to sep­a­rate her from Rahul for­ever,” CBI claimed in its re­ply. “Pros­e­cu­tion wit­nesses, namely Shyamwar Rai, Ka­jal Sharma, Pradeep Wagh­mare, Mikhail Bora, Deven Bharti, have cat­e­gor­i­cally stated in their de­po­si­tion the in­volve­ment of Peter, who en­tered into a crim­i­nal con­spir­acy with In­drani, which led to the mur­der of Sheena and also how he mis­led Rahul to not pur­sue the mat­ter of miss­ing of Sheena,” CBI claimed in its re­ply.

Ac­cord­ing to the agency, Mikhail, in his de­po­si­tion, had stated that In­drani and Peter were not happy with Rahul and Sheena. Fur­ther, the agency re­ferred call data records of In­drani, Khanna and Peter to say that they were in touch. “Con­stant com­mu­ni­ca­tion be­tween the ac­cused com­pleted the chain of crim­i­nal con­spir­acy and par­tic­i­pa­tion of the ac­cused in the com­mis­sion of the in­stant crime,” CBI claimed.

The agency said they are yet to ex­am­ine sev­eral cru­cial wit­nesses, which in­clude Rahul and Peter’s driver.


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