Sheena Bora murder case: Special CBI court orders banks to 'verify' Indrani Mukerjea's letters

A special CBI court ordered banks and different institutions to verify the signatures on all documents sent by Indrani Mukerjea and not to act on any of them until the verification is complete. The order came after former television mogul Peter Mukerjea revealed that his wife Indrani had forged his signature on several bank documents relinquishing his rights over their joint accounts.

Indrani Mukerjea. PTI

File image of Indrani Mukerjea. PTI.

According to The Times Of India, the letter was submitted by Peter's lawyers after Indrani got court's permission to sign a few bank documents. Peter's lawyers Amit Ghag and Mihir Gheewala moved an "urgent" handwritten application on Peter's behalf before special CBI trial court Judge H S Mahajan, saying that a Mumbai bank said it had received a letter addressed from Peter.

Gheewali had told The Times of India that it was is abundantly clear that Accused Number 1 (Indrani) has perpetuated a fraud on the court by presenting an annexure of a draft letter purportedly of Accused Number 4 (Peter). Moreover, Indrani could have either forged the signatures herself or done it through someone else.

India Today reports that Indrani, who is currently serving jail term in Mumbai's Byculla Jail, had addressed the letters to Syndicate Bank's Worli branch and a bank in New Zealand. Sources say both the accounts have the earnings of the couple but ever since the couple engaged in a tiff, since the beginning of the case, no money has been withdrawn. Indrani and Peter have refused to sign documents on occasions when either wanted to withdraw money.

On 1 February, Indrani sought permission from the special CBI court to sign a few bank documents which the investigative agency approved. Later, Peter's lawyers found the letter with his signature which, on verification, they found that he had not signed.

This is not the first time that Indra has been accused of forging signatures. Earlier, she was accused of forging her daughter Sheena Bora's signatures on documents from 2012-2015 after having killed her. Last month when the murder charges were filed, the forgery charges against her were dropped.

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Updated Date: Feb 09, 2017 11:01:40 IST