MUMBAI: CBI is separately probing the financial angle in the sensational Sheena Bora murder case in which former media baron Peter Mukerjea and his wife Indrani are among the accused, a top agency official said today.
"We are separately probing the financial angle in the Sheena Bora murder case," the official said here. Besides Peter and Indrani, her former husband Sanjeev Khanna and ex-driver Shyam Rai are also accused in the case, in which the central agency has filed two charge sheets. All accused are in jail under judicial custody. Sheena, Indrani's daughter from an earlier relationship, was murdered on April 24, 2012 and her body was burnt before it was dumped in a forest in adjoining Raigad district of Maharashtra.
The murder came to light in August last year and it was initially probed by Mumbai Police before being handed over to CBI in September. In the second charge sheet filed in mid-February, CBI claimed the 24-year-old was killed as her relationship with Rahul, Peter's son, was strongly disapproved by his father and Indrani. Both Peter and Indrani were part of the murder plot, it said.
Sheena was working with Mumbai Metro before she went missing in April, 2012. The first charge sheet was filed on November 19 by CBI and it named Indrani, Khanna and Rai as accused. The document, running into more than 1,000 pages and containing statements of 150 witnesses, 200 documents and seven statements recorded before a magistrate, was submitted before Magistrate R V Adone at Esplanade court in South Mumbai.
The same day Peter was arrested for his alleged role in the murder and his name figured in the second document. He was in CBI custody for two weeks before being sent to judicial custody.
The second charge sheet did not mention details of the financial transactions and the agency had then indicated it may submit another document in future.