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Sheena Bora case: CBI files chargesheet accusing Peter Mukerjea of murder

Mumbai: CBI on Tuesday filed a charge sheet in a court in Mumbai against former media baron Peter Mukerjea, arrested in connection with the Sheena Bora murder case. The agency has accused him of murder, criminal conspiracy and destruction of evidence, according to a report in The Indian Express.

Prior to this, Indrani Mukerjea, her driver Shyamvar Rai and her former Sanjeev Khanna were charged in the case, as per a Times of India report.

Peter Mukerjea in a file photo. Ibnlive

Peter Mukerjea in a file photo. Ibnlive

The agency filed the supplementary charge sheet in the case before Additional Metropolitan Magistrate R V Adone here. Peter, whose wife Indrani Mukerjea is the prime accused in the case, was arrested on 19 November for his alleged role in the murder conspiracy.

He was in CBI custody for two weeks. His bail plea was rejected on February 12 by a special CBI court which observed that the charge sheet was yet to be filed and investigation in the matter was still on.

While Mukerjea (59) is lodged in Arthur Road prison here, Indrani is in Byculla women's jail. Others arrested in the case are Sanjeev Khanna (Indrani's ex-husband) and her former driver Shyamvar Rai.

The trio were chargesheeted in the case after Sheena (24), Indrani's daughter from an earlier relationship, was allegedly strangled in a car in April 2012 and her body burnt was dumped in a forest in adjoining Raigad district.

CBI, which took over the probe from Mumbai Police late last year, suspects that financial transactions led to the murder of Sheena.

The murder took place in 2012 but came to light in late August last year.

PTI


Updated Date: Feb 16, 2016 18:43 PM

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