MUMBAI: All accused in the Sheena Bora murder case --Indrani Mukerjea, Sanjeev Khanna and Shyam Rai-- whose police custody ends today will be produced in a court here this afternoon.
Police is likely to seek extension of their custody today. Till now, 12 days have been exhausted out of the permissible 14-days of police custody. Digital superimposition of the profile of Sheena Bora has matched with the skull recovered from a forest in the neighbouring Raigad district, Mumbai Police has said.
Police maintained it has not yet given a "clean chit" to former media baron Peter Mukerjea in the case. The matching of digital superimposition with skull would be important in establishing that the human remains found in the forest in Pen tehsil of Raigad are of Sheena, the daughter of Indrani Mukerjea, Peter’s wife.
Indrani, her former husband Sanjeev Khanna and her former driver Shyamvar Rai have been arrested on the charge of murdering Sheena and disposing of the body in a Raigad forest in April 2012. "Digital superimposition of Sheena's profile has matched with the skull found in Raigad forest," a senior officer of Mumbai Police said last evening. The officer, replying to a question, also said, “We haven't given any clean chit to Peter yet.”
Peter Mukerjea, though not an accused, was questioned extensively yesterday at the Khar Police Station for the third day in a row in Sheena murder case. Police are also probing Peter and Indrani’s financial transactions.
The car used to take Sheena's body to Raigad has been recovered and traced to a third-party owner, the officer said. Further, police had also found out that an employee of Indrani's company sent e-mails in Sheena's name after her murder, he said.
Indrani Mukerjea, the prime accused in the case, Peter and others who have come under the investigators' scanner in the murky family saga faced day-long interrogation at the Khar Police Station yesterday. Indrani and Sanjeev's daughter Vidhie, whom Peter has adopted, came to the police station for the first time yesterday and left in the evening after recording her statement.
On Thursday, the police had claimed that Indrani confessed to murdering Sheena.