Peter Mukerjea's CBI custody extended: Agency accuses him of 'deliberately concealing facts'
A special court here on Monday extended till Thursday the CBI custody of Peter Mukerjea, former media tycoon and one of the four prime accused in the Sheena Bora murder case.
Mumbai: A special court here on Monday extended till Thursday the CBI custody of Peter Mukerjea, former media tycoon and one of the four prime accused in the Sheena Bora murder case.
The CBI also accused him of "deliberately concealing facts" pertaining to murder and disposal of the victim's body.
Mukerjea was produced before the court where the prosecution sought 10 days' custody of Mukerjea, claiming he was not cooperating in the investigations into his step-daughter's murder and the CBI had come across certain documents of which he (Mukerjea) had exclusive knowledge.
Mukerjea was arrested on Friday and remanded in three days' custody, which ended on Monday.
In its two-page remand application on Monday, the CBI further contended that Mukerjea did not disclose facts related to the case, or his conversations with his wife Indrani Mukerjea, mother of Sheena Bora, born from a love affair.
However, he has revealed some investments running into crores of rupees in fixed deposits and immovable properties in Britain and India in 2010-2011, but has not disclosed the source of the funds for the same, the CBI said.
The CBI sought 10 days custody on the grounds that Mukerjea had roots in Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Guwahati, Goa and Shillong and abroad and they needed his interrogation to recover important, incriminating documents and evidence related to the case.
In August, Mumbai police arrested Indrani, her ex-husband Sanjeev Khanna and her former driver Shyamvar Rai in connection with the Sheena Bora murder.
In continuous custody since then, they have been remanded in CBI custody till 3 December.
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