MUMBAI: Indrani Mukerjea, key accused in the sensational Sheena Bora murder case, has "confessed" to her role in the crime, while her husband, ex-Star India CEO Peter Mukerjea, underwent another round of marathon grilling today even as police tries to crack the intriguing case.
Indrani has "confessed" to her role in the crime, a senior police officer said without providing further details.
Since her arrest late last month, Indrani had been maintaining that Sheena was very much alive and living in US. The grilling of Peter in the case continued and he was confronted with Indrani and the two other accused. The media baron, who reached Khar Police Station at 11.30 am, was being questioned till late in the evening, police said.
Besides his wife, Peter was brought face-to-face with Sanjeev Khanna, Indrani's former husband and her driver Shyam Rai, both of whom have been arrested, police said.
Today's interrogation is being supervised by a DCP level officer. Peter was questioned for nearly 12 hours yesterday and the questioning went on till late night. Indrani was brought to the police station two hours after her husband arrived.
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"(Peter) Mukerjea was called again at the Khar Police Station as we are trying to corroborate his statement with that of Indrani, with whom he co-founded INX Media," the officer said.
Meanwhile, the Forensic Science Laboratory at Kalina here has begun the process of analysing the samples of Indrani and skeletal remains found in adjoining Raigad district to match the DNA and determine if the body was that of Sheena.
Yesterday, police carried out a search at Peter's flat in Worli and took away some documents and a laptop. The same set of questions given to Peter was also handed over to Indrani, who was brought in from the Bandra Police lock-up and made to sit in an adjoining room.
Some of the questions posed to Peter pertained to his financial transactions, especially his investments, his share in various companies and how much money he had given to Indrani, son Rahul, step-daughter Sheena and younger step- daughter Vidhie, who is Indrani's daughter from her previous marriage.
Sheena was engaged to Rahul, Peter's son from an earlier marriage, when she was allegedly murdered on April 24, 2012.
The 24-year-old was allegedly strangled in a car and her body was later burnt and dumped at a forest in Raigad, about 84 km from Mumbai.
Her purported remains were found a month later and buried by the police, who treated the body as unclaimed. For three years, Indrani told her family and friends that Sheena, who worked with Mumbai Metro here, had shifted to the US.
Two days ago, a man claiming to be Sheena's biological father, Sidhharth Das, surfaced and said Indrani and he were in live-in relationship. He claimed Indrani left him in 1989 without giving him any reason and since then he had not been in touch with her.