Sheena Bora murder case: Peter Mukerjea to stay in judicial custody till 11 Jan
A magistrate court here extended the judicial custody of former media baron Peter Mukerjea till 11 January in the Sheena Bora murder case.
Mumbai: A magistrate court here extended the judicial custody of former media baron Peter Mukerjea till 11 January in the Sheena Bora murder case.
"The judicial custody is extended till 11 January," ordered magistrate R V Adone after Peter's 14-day custody granted on 14 December, expired.
Though Peter was not brought in the court, but his advocate Kushal Mor was present during the hearing.
"Peter could not be brought from the jail due to some issues pertaining to lack of staff," special CBI prosecutor Kavita Patil told the court.
She also sought extension of the judicial custody, saying that the investigation is in the crucial stage.
Peter, 59, husband of prime accused Indrani Mukerjea, was arrested on 19 November for his alleged role in the murder
case and was in CBI custody for two weeks following which he was granted judicial remand.
He has been kept at the high-security Arthur Road Jail, where other two accused in the case Indrani's former husband Sanjeev Khanna and her driver Shyamvar Rai are also lodged.
He was later taken to Delhi by CBI for conducting a polygraph test on him and brought back to Mumbai.
Sheena (24) was allegedly strangled in a car and then her body burnt and dumped in a forest in Raigad, about 84 kms from
Indrani (43), Sanjeev Khanna and Shyamvar Rai have been chargesheeted in the case. The victim was Indrani's daughter from an earlier relationship.
CBI, while maintaining that financial transaction was the motive behind the murder of Sheena, had earlier said that
Peter, during his interrogation, disclosed investments of crores of rupees made by him and Indrani and is expecting
information from Interpol on the details of an account opened by Indrani in a bank in Hong Kong.
Fear of Sheena Bora inheriting the entire property of her and her husband in the event of the victim's marriage to Peter Mukerjea's son Rahul is said to be the prime motive for Indrani Mukerjea to do away with her daughter, according to the CBI chargesheet in the sensational case.
A Mumbai Magistrate court on Monday extended the judicial custody of former media baron Peter Mukerjea till 28 December in the Sheena Bora murder case even as he moved an application seeking homemade food in jail on account of his ailments.
The last 72 hours will undoubtedly have taken their toll on the various wings of Indrani Mukerjea’s family. But what do we know about the man at the eye of the storm presently swirling around Indrani’s ‘family’, her husband Peter Mukerjea?