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Sheena Bora murder case: Indrani Mukerjea performs post-death rituals for father

Mumbai: Indrani Mukerjea, prime accused in the Sheena Bora murder case, on Tuesday performed the post-death rituals for her father at Brahman Seva Samiti hall here and returned to the Byculla Women’s prison in the evening.

The special CBI court in Mumbai had last week granted her permission to perform the rituals anywhere in Mumbai. The court, however, had rejected her plea for interim bail to visit her hometown, Guwahati, for the purpose, following her father Upendra Bora’s death on 15 December.

Indrani Mukherjee arrives to attend the post-death rituals of her father in Mulund, Mumbai on Tuesday. A special CBI court had last week granted Indrani the permission to attend the rituals anywhere in Mumbai . PTIIndrani Mukherjee arrives to attend the post-death rituals of her father in Mulund, Mumbai on Tuesday. A special CBI court had last week granted Indrani the permission to attend the rituals anywhere in Mumbai . PTI

Indrani Mukherjee arrives to attend the post-death rituals of her father in Mulund, Mumbai on Tuesday. A special CBI court had last week granted Indrani the permission to attend the rituals anywhere in Mumbai . PTI

Indrani left jail at around 7.30 am today with a police escort for Brahman Seva Samiti hall in Mulund. After
performing rituals there till 4.30 pm, she visited a nearby temple for prayers for an hour, a police officer said.

Judge HS Mahajan had said in his order that she shall not speak to media during the time she was out of the prison.

She shall be brought back to jail by 7 pm, the judge had said.

CBI had opposed Indrani’s request for interim bail to visit Assam. It had produced an e-mail sent by her son
Mikhail, which said he did not want her to visit Guwahati.

Indrani’s intention was to influence prosecution witnesses and there was also a possibility that she would try
to escape, CBI said.

Indrani, her former husband Sanjeev Khanna and her former driver Shyam Rai are accused of killing Sheena, her daughter from an earlier relationship, in April 2012. Her husband and former media baron Peter Mukerjea too has been arrested in the case for being party to the conspiracy.

First Published On : Dec 27, 2016 22:19 IST

Sheena Bora murder case: Indrani denied interim bail, but can attend post-death rituals of father

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The special CBI court in Mumbai on Thursday rejected the interim bail application of Indrani Mukerjea, prime accused in the Sheena Bora murder case, for conducting post-death rituals of her father in Assam. The court however allowed her to attend rituals anywhere in Mumbai, including at her residence, on December 27.Indrani’s father Upendra Bora died on December 15. Special judge HS Mahajan said Indrani shall be taken out of the Byculla jail in Mumbai in the morning under a police escort and brought back to jail by 7 PM. She shall not speak to the media during this time, the judge said.Indrani had sought interim bail for visiting Assam for the rituals, but CBI opposed her request. The agency produced an e-mail sent by Indrani’s son Mikhail to CBI, saying he did not want her to visit Guwahati. Mikhail, an important witness in the case, said in the mail that his grandfather was bed-ridden for the past one year and he was looking after both his grandparents for the last three years without any financial and psychological support from Indrani.
ALSO READ Sheena Bora murder case: Peter was part of conspiracy from start, says CBIHis grandparents had legally adopted him as their son and he has already commenced the post-death rituals, he said. “Indrani has been accused of murdering my elder sister Sheena Bora and ruining my family. Therefore it is my utmost plea that I don’t want Indrani to come to Guwahati and visit me as this will create chaos and unnecessary disturbance in my life due to media and other persons, and will hamper post-death rituals of my grandfather,” Mikhail said.CBI also said that Indrani’s intention was to influence prosecution witnesses and there was also a possibility that she might try to escape from custody. Indrani’s lawyer then said she may be allowed to conduct the rituals in Mumbai.

Sheena Bora murder case: Peter was part of conspiracy from start, says CBI

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>CBI on Tuesday told a court in Mumbai that former media baron Peter Mukerjea, accused in the Sheena Bora murder case, did not come to Mumbai with his wife Indrani in April 2012, because he feared it would show his complicity.The court is hearing arguments on framing of charges in Sheena murder case.Prosecutors Bharat Badami and Kavita Patil said Indrani came to Mumbai on April 23, 2012, a day before murder.Peter came three days later, because he feared he would be arrested if the murder ever came to light and it was seen that he was with Indrani at the time.Indrani was informing Peter about every step taken by her in the meantime, Badami said.After Sheena got engaged with Rahul, Peter’s son from first wife Shabnam Singh, only Shabnam and Sheena’s father Siddharth Das blessed the couple but not Peter, the prosecutor said, because “Peter was unhappy about this relationship”.Indrani spoke to Peter on phone even from a spot she identified for disposal of Sheena’s body, which “cannot be a coincidence”, Badami said, adding that “He (Peter) was part and parcel of the conspiracy”.The prosecutor said for two years before the murder Indrani and Sheena were not on talking terms. But on the day of the murder, Indrani invited her to dinner.Peter told his house help (after the murder) that “Indrani has separated Sheena and Rahul”, which “discloses that Peter had full knowledge of murder,” said Badami.Peter never lodged any missing person complaint after Sheena disappeared, the prosecutor said.By killing Sheena, her daughter from relationship with Siddharth Das, Indrani ensured that she did not face any embarrassment due to Rahul marrying Sheena, and all the properties would go to Vidhie (Indrani’s daughter with former husband and co-accused Sanjeev Khanna), Badami said.CBI on Tuesday finished its arguments. Defence is likely to begin their arguments on Thursday.

Sheena Bora murder case: Peter Mukherjea not allowed to attend niece’s wedding in Bengaluru

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A special CBI court rejected the application of former media baron Peter Mukerjea on Wednesday, one of the accused in the sensational Sheena Bora murder case, seeking permission for travel to Bengaluru for his niece’s wedding but allowed him to attend it through video conference.Special judge HS Mahajan rejected the application after the CBI told the court that he can even attend the marriage ceremony through a video link. “However, if Peter intends, in that circumstances, at the state’s cost, by the way of video conferencing and in the presence of jail officials, he be permitted to convey his blessing to his family members on the day and time (of wedding),” the judge said in the order.Meanwhile, the court also disposed of his another application seeking a laptop without internet connection, saying the jail authorities may make arrangements as per the jail manual. Peter had sought permission to use a laptop in jail as he wanted to write his autobiography.The court is likely to hear arguments on framing of charges in the Sheena Bora murder case on December 19. Peter’s wife Indrani, her former driver Shyamvar Rai (who has turned approver in the case) and her former husband Sanjeev Khanna are accused of killing her daughter Sheena inside a car in April 2012. Peter is accused of being party to the conspiracy.

Peter Mukerjea seeks laptop in prison to write autobiography

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Former media baron Peter Mukerjea, arrested in Sheena Bora murder case with his wife Indrani, on Friday filed an application in the CBI court in Mumbai seeking permission to use a laptop in the prison so he could write his autobiography.”I want to write an autobiography and for that I want a laptop without Internet in the jail,” Peter told the special CBI court judge H S Mahajan during the hearing on Friday. In a handwritten application, Peter also said he was finding it very difficult to write in long-hand.If allowed, he would work on the laptop for four hours a day and afterwards hand it back to jail authorities, the application said. “(I am) 61 years old and suffering from occasional memory fatigue and laptop will be of great help to aid in continuing the work without locating details during the writing and scripting process,” Peter said in the application.He also applied for permission to go to Bangalore to attend the wedding of his niece.CBI is likely to file its reply to his applications on December 14. The court is likely to hear arguments on framing of charges in the Sheena Bora murder case on December 19.Interestingly, the court had at the last hearing granted the prime accused in the case Indrani Mukerjea’s application seeking permission to deposit some demonetized currency notes in the bank (through someone outside the jail).Indrani, her former driver Shyam Rai (who has turned approver in the case) and her former husband Sanjeev Khanna are accused of killing her daughter Sheena inside a car in April 2012. Peter is accused of being party to the conspiracy.

Sheena Bora murder: Indrani Mukerjea, a schemer and manipulator by nature, says witness in the case

Mumbai: Indrani Mukerjea was a “schemer and a lady of dominant nature” who used to interfere in the affairs of a media group through her husband Peter who was the CEO, though not being on payroll, a ‘secret witness’ in the Sheena Bora murder case has claimed.

Peter was arrested in November last year on the charge of murder conspiracy.

A special court on Tuesday opened the statement of ‘secret witness’ Ravina Raj Kohli, former president of Star News, from a sealed cover and handed it over to the defence lawyers.

On 21 November, the CBI had told the Bombay High Court that it will give a copy of the secret witness’s statement, withheld so far by the agency, to Peter and other accused after deleting a portion of it.

“To my understanding, Indrani is a schemer, manipulator and a lady of dominant nature,” Kohli said in a four-page statement recorded on 10 February. Sheena, daughter of Indrani from her previous relationship, was killed in a car on April 24, 2012, and her body was later dumped and set afire in neighbouring Raigad district.

Indrani Mukerjea (left) and Sheena Bora.Indrani Mukerjea (left) and Sheena Bora.

Indrani Mukerjea (left) and Sheena Bora.

Police had last year arrested Indrani, her former husband Sanjeev Khanna and former driver Shyamvar Rai for murder and destruction of evidence. Rai later turned approver.

Peter and Indrani were said to be against Sheena’s relationship with Rahul Mukerjea, Peter’s son from his former wife.

Kohli stated that before Indrani’s marriage with Peter, she had received a message from her saying that the latter had settled everything with Khanna. “In my view it (the message) was sent by her (Indrani) to avoid any problem in her marriage with Peter,” Kohli told CBI.

Peter was the chief executive officer of Star India network from 1999-2007. He and Indrani got married in 2002. After leaving Star in 2007, Indrani established news channel INX News, and Peter managed its two channels, 9X and 9XM. Peter and Indrani exited the company in 2009.

Kohli stated that Indrani had told her she was running a recruitment agency in Kolkata before shifting to Mumbai. Indrani later opened branch offices of the agency in Delhi and Bengaluru.

“In due course, she (Indrani) started providing HR support to Star and at the time of her marriage with Peter, she was providing maximum human resources to Star. “I came to know from my sources that Indrani had manipulated this contract of recruitment with Star through Peter by throwing the threat of poaching to the media company,” Kohli said.

Kohli claimed Peter was allowing Indrani to ‘interfere’ in the affairs of the company (Star) so much that she used to influence all major decisions of his, despite being not on the payroll. “Once I had an occasion to interact with Peter about Indrani and during the discussion Peter mentioned about Indrani as his retirement plan. It was the reason that she was being promoted by Peter in media business circle,” she said in her statement.

She claimed Peter had ‘controlled’ all activities of Star and used to ‘manipulate’ things according to his choice and in a manner which used to be beneficial to him. “Indrani was taking advantage of his power on her personal benefit,” according to Kohli.

She said Peter resigned from Star in 2006-07 and floated INX media along with Indrani.

“In fact, Peter and Indrani had planned to create this media company (INX Media) with he was still with Star. Before floating the company, he also did management diploma from Chicago,” Kohli stated. She further said that since Peter was a British national and there was a non-compete clause in the agreement with Star Channel, Peter made Indrani as CEO of INX Media.

According to Kohli, though the planning and execution of concept of launching the firm was conceived by Peter, he kept Indrani as the face of the company but himself used to run the day to day functioning.

“The company did not succeed mainly because of funds problem but Indrani’s inexperienced background of this profession also played a major role,” she stated. In her statement, Kohli also said Peter contacted her to join the company but she refused because they were giving her a “low profile job”.

“But I came to know from sources that my name was shown by them in their media company records. Moreover, Indrani was not interested in keeping me in their company,” she claimed.

Kohli told the CBI that she had learnt through her sources in media that Indrani and Peter had siphoned off money of their media company “through kickbacks” and parked the amount in some unknown bank accounts abroad, which she said “may be HSBC Singapore or Hong Kong.”

“I came to know that Indrani and Peter used the company money to receive kickback from the dummy production companies (sic),” Kohli said.

In 2009, Peter and Indrani both left India and settled in UK, although they kept coming to India.

“I heard that Peter and Indani were planning to again start their media business in India and in this regard, they had arranged New Year Party in 2013-2014,” she stated.

Kohli’s statement also said that Peter and Indrani were known as “Bunty and Babli” (names of the characters of con artists in the 2005 Bollywood movie). She further told CBI that she never met Sheena but came to know from media sources that she was daughter of Indrani, who used to project Sheena as her sister.

“It was also a rumour that Indrani and Peter had floated some company in the name of Sheena and both of them had parked huge money in the bank accounts in India and abroad,” Kohli added.

First Published On : Nov 29, 2016 21:34 IST

Sheena Bora case: CBI agrees to give Peter Mukerjea statement copy of ‘secret’ witness

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –> The CBI on Monday agreed to give a copy of the statement of its ‘secret’ witness to former media baron Peter Mukerjea, arrested in Sheena Bora murder case, but only after deleting certain portions of it as probe in financial transactions with regard to the case was still on.Peter had approached the high court challenging a sessions court order refusing to give him a copy of the statement of prosecution witness no. 11, which was submitted by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) as part of its supplementary charge sheet in a sealed cover. Additional Solicitor General Anil Singh today told Justice Revati Mohite-Dere that the agency was ready to give a copy of the statement of the witness, but will delete certain portions of it.”Probe in the case is still on. Letters Rogatory have been sent to three foreign countries seeking information about financial transactions between the accused persons. The witness statement contains certain information about this. Hence that portion will be truncated,” Singh told the court. The court accepted this and disposed of Peter’s application.Peter along with his wife Indrani Mukerjea and her ex-husband Sanjeev Khanna have been accused of conspiracy and murder of Sheena Bora, Indrani’s daughter from an earlier relationship. While Sheena was killed on April 24, 2012, the case came to light only last year after Indrani’s driver Shyamwar Rai was arrested in another case. Rai was also arrested in the Sheena Bora case but he later turned approver.All the three accused – Peter, Indrani and Sanjeev – are presently in judicial custody.

Sheena Bora murder case: CBI quizzes former Mumbai top cop Rakesh Maria, two others

Expanding the scope of investigation in the Sheena Bora murder case, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday quizzed three Mumbai Police officials, including former city police commissioner Rakesh Maria.

Maria, who is currently DG Home Guards, was the then police commissioner heading the murder case. Apart from Maria, Joint Commissioner of Police Deven Bharti, and DCP Satyanarayan Chowdhury were also examined by the investigative agency.

Former Mumbai police commissioner Rakesh Maria. PTI

Former Mumbai police commissioner Rakesh Maria. PTI

The 24-year-old Sheena was strangled in a car in Mumbai in April 2012 allegedly by Indrani, Khanna and Indrani’s former driver Shyamvar Rai. Sheena’s body was then dumped in a forest in neighbouring Raigad district.

The case came to light only last year when Rai was arrested in another case. Rai later turned approver in the murder case.

Maria had reportedly shown personal interest in the case and had himself interrogated the accused including Indrani Mukerjea and Sanjeev Khanna, which is unusual.

Maria was, however, removed from his post as the city police commissioner and promoted as Director General of Home Guards with immediate effect.

It should also be noted that Maria was scheduled to be transferred or promoted on 30 September 2015. His promotion came 22 days ahead of schedule, indicating that it perhaps had something to do with the case.

While several television reports suggested that Maria’s removal was directly related to his involvement in the probe in the high-profile murder case, the Maharashtra Home Department held the changes were made taking into account the law and order factor ahead of last year’s Ganpati festival.

“There was no hurry in transferring Maria. It would have been inappropriate to transfer him on 30 September, in the middle of the festive season as Ganapati festival, a very important event in Maharashtra would be on at that time. Therefore, we decided to advance the promotion of Maria,” Additional Chief Secretary (Home) KP Bakshi said.

According to the CBI charge sheet, Indrani and Peter were against the “intimate relationship” between Sheena and Rahul, Peter’s son from his first wife. He often used to quarrel with Rahul on the issue as he didn’t approve of the relationship between Sheena and his son.

As per the charge sheet, Peter always dissuaded Khanna’s daughter from Indrani, Vidhie from having any contact with Rahul and Sheena.

Peter was initially fine with the relationship between Sheena and Rahul believing it would wane eventually over financial pressures.

In its charge sheet filed on 19 November 2015, CBI had named Indrani, Khanna and Rai as accused in the case.

Peter was arrested on 19 November 2015 for his alleged role in the murder plot. A charge sheet was filed against him by CBI on 16 February 2016.

With inputs from agencies

Sheena Bora email opens can of worms

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The supplementary chargesheet submitted by the Central Bureau of Investigation to a special Mumbai court in the 2012 Sheena Bora murder case, on Friday, attached a number of emails that highlighted the animosity between Peter Mukerjea and Sheena Bora.Even if Sheena tried to make peace with Peter, he bore grudges against the deceased. An email dated April 3, 2011, which Sheena had addressed to Peter, makes mention of a few messages which was sent to Indrani two years ago.Sheena, in her email, said she had written messages to Indrani from boyfriend Rahul’s mobile, apologising to Peter. “The messages which were sent from Rahul’s phone to Indrani, was sent to Indrani by me, and not Rahul,” the email stated.The email went on the say, “Rahul had nothing to do with any of those text messages as it was a personal family issue between me and Indrani. He was dragged into it unnecessarily. I was upset with Vidhi (Rahul’s daughter) because of an extremely unpleasant, upsetting and humiliating email that was sent to me from her mailbox. That night, I wasn’t aware that someone else had used her mailbox to do something of that sort without a single thought of it possibly affecting other people and relationships. Receiving that email from Vidhi, whom I love so much, really broke my heart. I want Vidhi to know that I still love her a lot and I have absolutely nothing against her. Also, I never had, and will never have hard feelings for you. I never want to hurt you in any way. My problem is only with Indrani, which is personal. I feel it’s pretty unfair to judge anything or anyone by knowing only one side of the story. Let’s not talk about an apology only from me for those text messages. You should also try and look into the past and figure out what triggered me to react the way I did through those text messages. I would simply appreciate if you don’t suggest or advice anything in the matter. I don’t want or expect anything from you, Vids or Indrani. Nothing at all.””I have never interfered in you lives and would still expect the same from you all. No further advice, suggestions, .. from you or Indrani as a text message to Rahul or to me through Skanda or my grandparents will be entertained . It was quite inappropriate receiving text messages from you telling me what to do and what not to do around Shriparna’s wedding. It was just unnecessary interference from your end. Also, it would be great if you could make Indrani understand that bad-mouthing me or Rahul won’t solve anything. It’s immature and silly. After you receive this mail, I would really appreciate if I don’t receive any any or unpleasant mails from you all. I am not interest in creating any problem for anyone or myself. This mail is just to clear the bitterness, anger and confusion you all have for us for whatever reasons. Hope this helps!”Sheena went on to say in the email, “Keeping me aside, you and Rahul have your father-son relationship which I would never want to, or like to interfere in. I will never have any problem if you two are in touch.The defence counsels in the Sheena Bora murder case on Saturday received the witness statements which the Khar Police had submitted to the CBI, and which the agency had given to the court. The 80-page document, which was submitted before the court, has statements by police officers from Pen—who had recovered the skeleton of Sheena.The document also has statements of the domestic help who used to work with the accused.

Sheena Bora case: Commencement of arguments on framing of charges adjourned till 15 November

Mumbai: A special CBI court on Saturday adjourned till 15 November commencement of arguments on framing of charges against former media baron Peter Mukerjea, his wife Indrani and her ex-husband Sanjeev Khanna for the murder of Sheena Bora, Indrani’s daughter from a previous relationship.

Indrani Mukerjea (left) and Sheena Bora (right)

Indrani Mukerjea (left) and Sheena Bora (right)

The prosecution was to begin its arguments for framing of charges in the case today but Peter’s lawyer Aabad Ponda sought time to prepare arguments as the defence had received copies of the second supplementary charge sheet filed by CBI on Friday.

Ponda argued the defence has also not been given statement of one witness and also other documents that the prosecution was relying on.

“We need time to prepare. But looking at the evidence submitted by the prosecution, I can say that there is no case made out to even frame charges against the accused,” Ponda argued.

CBI judge HS Mahajan consented to adjourning the matter but said statement of the witness that is part of the supplementary charge sheet cannot be given at this stage when charges are yet to be framed.

“This court assures that the statement would be provided to the accused once charges are framed in the case,” the court said.

Sheena (24) was strangled in a car here in April 2012 allegedly by Indrani, Khanna and Indrani’s former driver Shyamvar Rai. Sheena’s body was then dumped in a forest in neighbouring Raigad district.

The case came to light only last year when Rai was arrested in another case. Rai later turned approver in the Sheena Bora murder case.

CBI on Friday filed its second supplementary charge sheet before special CBI court.

The agency in its charge sheet countered Peter’s arguments that he was implicated in the case and was not aware about the alleged murder and claimed that the ex-media baron was very much in the know of the conspiracy hatched by Indrani to kill Sheena.

CBI further claimed Peter was also informed by Indrani on selection of spot for disposal of the body.

According to the charge sheet, Indrani and Peter were against the “intimate relationship” between Sheena and Rahul, Peter’s son from his first wife. He often used to quarrel with Rahul on the issue as he didn’t approve of the relationship between Sheena and his son.

As per the charge sheet, Peter always dissuaded Khanna’s daughter from Indrani, Vidhie from having any contact with Rahul and Sheena.

Peter was initially fine with the relationship between Sheena and Rahul believing it would wane eventually over financial pressures.

In its charge sheet filed on 19 November 2015, CBI had named Indrani, Khanna and Rai as accused in the case.

Peter was arrested on 19 November 2015 for his alleged role in the murder plot. A charge sheet was filed against him by CBI on 16 February 2016.

Headed for a war? The long term implications of India’s attack on Pakistan

What is the long-term implication of India’s attack on Pakistan?

One of them might be that there is another war between us, which would make it officially the third war, if it is long, or the fifth, if it is short. We fought first in 1947-48 when Jinnah sent a tribal army of Pathans to conquer Kashmir and seized what we call today PoK and Pakistanis call Azad Kashmir. Then Ayub Khan was instigated by his foreign minister Bhutto to send intruders into Kashmir again in 1965. Shastri responded by sending tanks across the international border towards Lahore. That war ended with a peace brokered by the Soviet Union at Tashkent (today in Uzbekistan). It also ended partly because both countries ran out of air force spare parts. Fighter planes are high-performance machines which use very expensive parts which are used up quickly. For this reason, poor nations cannot afford to fight modern wars beyond 10 days. Today, India is much more powerful and richer than Pakistan and so this situation has changed. But then we both have weapons of mass destruction now which we did not in Shastri’s time.

Representational image. PTIRepresentational image. PTI

Representational image. PTI

Only six years after the Tashkent peace, we divided Pakistan in the 1971 war to create Bangladesh. In 1999, we cleared Pakistan’s Northern Light Infantry jawans at Kargil. Though about 1,000 soldiers died, 500 on each side, the Kargil conflict is not classified as a war because neither nation officially declared war.

This time, after Prime Minister Narendra Modi ordered retaliation, the conflict seems to be contained. India used very cautious language when announcing the surgical strike. We also assured Pakistan and the world we were not planning further action. However, since we have already fought them so many times there is always a possibility that we will go to war again.

The problem with war is that populations get bored of it soon. I do not mean they get tired of war, in the sense that their sons are dying or that the economy is bleeding. I mean they actually get bored.

The first world war was fought in trenches. Long and unmoving lines that began in Belgium (a wretched nation that wanted no part of the fighting but became a battlefield because it was located between the combatants) and ended at Switzerland. These long and unmoving lines remained for years. Between 1914 and 1918, the Germans were facing off against the French and British they hated who were in trenches 150 metres apart.

What was going on behind them? Nothing. People were going to pubs and restaurants in the evening, to work in offices and factories and fields in the morning, children were going to school and families were going off on their annual vacations. All this time, and for four years, a couple of kilometres from thousands of French and Belgian towns and cities and villages, millions of men were shooting and bombing one another.

How many people were killed? More than one and a half crore. What was the result of the war? That is difficult to say. The national borders remained more or less the same, all the economies were gutted. Some regimes changed. The Russian empire died and the Communists took power. The Austro-Hungarian empire ended and so did the German empire. But all of these were changed from within. No country benefited from the all of the killings.

I wonder if our conflict with Pakistan will be different. Will this surgical strike of ours put an end to Pakistani terror?

And if not, what will we do when the next terror strike happens? Will there be another surgical strike or will we have to do something bigger? How big does it have to be to get Pakistan to totally stop? We cut their country in half but they still have not learned the lesson we want to teach them. Will they learn it if we cut them in half again? That will need a lot of killing and dying however. I wonder if even we will get bored.

Will we continue with our lives when after a while, there is nothing ‘new’ in the news and the latest killings are just the same as the ones of yesterday and the day before? Will we be going about our business, coming back home to watch the TV channels discuss the latest development in the Indrani case?

I think so because that is the nature of the human being and that is the nature of war.

Sheena Bora murder: Judicial custody of accused extended till Oct 5

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The judicial custody of all the three accused in the Sheena Bora murder case was on Tuesday extended till October 5. The lawyer of media magnate Peter Mukerjea, a co-accused in the case, has filed an application to object framing of charges as the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is yet to complete its investigation in the case.The order on the application of Peter will be pronounced at 5 p.m. today.The Special CBI court had in July adjourned the hearing on Peter ‘s application, which sought the statement of witness number 32, till July 20. The central agency had in its supplementary chargesheet filed in February, submitted the statement of an unnamed witness in a sealed cover.The CBI had said they are not revealing the identity or the statement of the witness as the investigation was going on. The special court earlier on July 1 gave copies of Shyamwar Rai’s confession to co-accused Sanjeev Khanna and others on the Bombay High Court’s directive. Indrani, Khanna and Shyamwar Rai had allegedly strangled Sheena Bora, Peter’s daughter from an earlier relationship, inside a car in April 2012.The trio was arrested in August last year, while Peter was arrested in November last year. Sheena’s body was found in a forest in Raigad. The crime, which came to light in August last year, is allegedly linked to certain financial dealings.

Sheena Bora murder case: Accused Sanjeev Khanna seeks copy of driver’s confessional statement

Sanjeev Khanna, arrested in connection with the murder of his former wife Indrani Mukerjea’s daughter Sheena Bora, has approached Bombay High Court seeking a copy of confessional statement of Indrani’s former driver Shyamvar Rai, who was recently made approver in the case.Khanna sought the copy of Rai’s statement recorded under section 164 of Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) before a magistrate. He approached the high court after the sessions court rejected his application seeking the same.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Khanna’s petition came up before Justice Sadhana Jadhav on Thursday, who posted it for hearing to Friday as the prosecuting agency CBI was not prepared to argue the petition.Apart from Khanna and Rai, key accused Indrani and her husband and former media baron Peter Mukerjea are also in custody for their involvement in the alleged murder of Sheena Bora. According to the prosecution, Sheena was murdered on April 24, 2012, but the crime came to light after the arrest of Rai in another case.Rai was the first accused to be arrested in the case in August 2015, taking the lid off the murder, after he was picked up in connection with an arms case. A sessions court recently allowed Rai to turn approver in the case and a prosecution witness. The court also granted pardon to Rai.Last year, Rai had recorded his confessional statement before the magistrate under the provisions of section 164, which unlike the police statement, is admissible in the trial. Indrani Mukerjea, her former husband Sanjeev Khanna and Rai had allegedly strangled Sheena (24), Indrani’s daughter from an earlier relationship, inside a car in April 2012. Sheena’s body was found in a forest in Raigad. The crime, which came to light in August last year, is allegedly linked to certain financial dealings.The trio was arrested in August last year, while Peter Mukerjea was arrested in November. According to CBI, Peter was part of the murder conspiracy. While Peter and Khanna are lodged in Arthur Road prison, Indrani (43) is in Byculla women’s jail in Mumbai.

Sheena Bora murder: Driver Shyam Rai turns approver against Indrani Mukerjea

A special CBI court on Monday made Indrani Mukerjea’s former driver Shyamvar Rai an approver in the Sheena Bora murder case. The court has also granted him pardon.

“I saw Sheena murder,” Rai claimed to cops, reports CNN News 18. Rai has been ordered by the judges to reveal everything.

Sheena Bora’s brother Mikhail Bora too demands to be made a witness. “Indrani is lying about my involvement in Sheena’s murder” said Mikhail as reported by CNN News 18.

The CBI on 6 June had told a special court that it does not have any objection in making key accused Indrani’s former driver Shyamvar Rai an approver in the Sheena Bora murder case.

“We have filed our reply and have said that we don’t have any objection in making Rai an approver provided that he reveals all the truth in connection with the case,” a CBI official had said.

Special CBI prosecutor Kavita Patil, on 17 May, had sought more time to file its reply on the desire expressed by Rai to turn approver in the case. Special Judge HS Majahan had then adjourned the case until 6 June.

Earlier, on 11 May, Rai had sought to turn approver, saying he wanted to “disclose all truths” as he had taken part in Sheena’s killing by strangulation and was present at the time of the murder in 2012.

Recording his statement before a special CBI court then, Rai had said he was under “no pressure, threat or coercion” to reveal the facts in the case and was “repentant” about his act.

The development has come after Rai, an accused, wrote a two-page letter to the court last month seeking pardon in the case while stating that he wants to tell all.

Rai was the first accused to be arrested in the case in August 2015.

The killing came to light after Rai was picked up in connection with an arms case and later spilled the beans.

Rai last year had recorded his confessional statement before the magistrate under the provisions of Section 164, which unlike the police statement, is admissible in the trial. Indrani, her former husband Sanjeev Khanna and Rai had allegedly strangled Sheena (24), Indrani’s daughter from an earlier relationship, inside a car in April 2012.

Her body was found in a forest in Raigad. The crime, which came to light in August last year, is allegedly linked to certain financial dealings.

The trio was arrested in August last year while Indrani’s husband and former media baron Peter Mukerjea was arrested in November. According to the CBI, Peter was part of the murder conspiracy.

While Peter (59) and Khanna are lodged in Arthur Road prison, Indrani (43) is in Byculla Womens’ Jail.

Sheena Bora case: CBI seeks time to reply to driver’s wish to turn approver

Mumbai: The CBI probing the Sheena Bora murder case sought more time, on Tuesday, to file its reply on the desire expressed by prime accused Shyamvar Rai to turn approver in the case. Rai is Indrani Mukerjea’s former driver

The Special Judge HS Majahan adjourned the case until 6 June after special CBI prosecutor Kavita Patil sought more time.

Rai had on 11 May sought to turn approver, saying he wants to “disclose all truths” as he had taken part in the crime.

File photos of Indrani Mukerjea and Sheena Bora. AgenciesFile photos of Indrani Mukerjea and Sheena Bora. Agencies

File photos of Indrani Mukerjea and Sheena Bora. Agencies

He had also written a two-page letter to the court seeking pardon. The agency had earlier sought time till today to file its reply.

Rai was the first accused to be arrested in the case in August 2015.

The murder came to light after Rai was picked up in connection with an arms case and later spilled the beans on the crime.

He had, last year, recorded his confessional statement before a magistrate under section 164 of CrPc, which unlike the police statement is admissible in the trial.

Indrani, her husband and media baron Peter Mukerjea, her former husband Sanjeev Khanna, and Rai are accused in the case.

Sheena (24), Indrani’s daughter from earlier relationship, was strangulated inside a car in April 2012. Her body was found in a forest in Raigad.

The crime is allegedly linked to certain financial dealings.

Indrani, Khanna and Rai were arrested in August last year and Peter in November. According to the CBI, Peter was part of the murder conspiracy.

While Peter (59) and Khanna are lodged in Arthur Road prison, Indrani (43) is in Byculla womens’ jail and Rai in Thane jail.

Indrani Mukerjea case: Kiran Bedi says driver turning approver will lead to conviction

Former IPS officer and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Kiran Bedi on Wednesday said Shyamvar Rai, the former driver of Indrani Mukerjea and Peter Mukherjee, turning approver in the case provided a witness in the sensational Sheena Bora murder case, adding that the case was heading for conviction. ‘Driver turning approver in Indrani’s case literally provides an eye witness to d murder. Case heading for conviction,’ Bedi tweeted.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The driver today told a special CBI court in Mumbai that he wants to turn approver and disclose certain truths about the commission of the offence. Rai had last week written a two-page letter to the court, stating that he wants to reveal the truth and had sought pardon in the case.The driver also told the court that he was under no pressure, threat or coercion to reveal the facts in the case and added that he was repentant for his act.The court extended the judicial custody of Indrani, Peter, Rai and Sanjeev Khanna till May 17. Indrani along with her husband Peter, former husband Khanna and former driver Shyamvar Rai, is an accused in the murder case of her daughter Sheena Bora in 2012.While former media baron Peter was arrested in November 2015 for hiding and destroying evidences in the murder case, Indrani and two others were arrested by the police in August 2015 and continue to be in custody since.Media magnate Peter Mukerjea, a co-accused in the case, had earlier in March moved a fresh bail plea before a special CBI court, calling the allegations levelled against him as “false, baseless and unbelievable”.He also put the onus on his wife Indrani, saying that she was highly ambitious and was willing to go to any length for that. In the bail application, Peter claimed it was not him, but Indrani, who objected to Rahul and Sheena’s relationship. He had also denied the allegation of being informed by Indrani about the murder and stated that the said calls were made by Indrani to her daughter Vidhie.The media honcho was arrested on November 19 last year for his alleged role in the murder conspiracy in which his wife Indrani Mukerjea is the prime accused.

Sheena Bora murder case: Indrani’s driver wants to turn approver, reveal all

Lending a new twist to the sensational Sheena Bora murder case, key accused Indrani Mukerjea’s former driver Shyamvar Rai on Wednesday sought to turn approver, saying he wants to “disclose all truths” as he had taken part in her killing by strangulation.

The development came after Rai, an accused, wrote a two-page letter to the court a week before, seeking pardon in the case while stating that he wants to reveal the truth.

He had said that he wishes to narrate the entire sequence of events in the case.

He wrote saying that he wants to turn approver, CNN News 18 reported. This means that he could reveal inside details of how the conspiracy to commit the murder was hatched, in exchange for being protected for prosecution in the case.

When Special Judge HS Mahajan called Rai in the box on Wednesday, he said, “I am aware about the acts connected with the commission of the offence.”

The judge questioned Rai if he had written the letter from the jail to which he replied in the affirmative.

When the judge asked how Rai knew about the incident, he replied, “I was present at the time of murder and was a participant.”

He also told the court that Sheena was killed by strangulation.

He also told the court that he was under “no pressure, threat or coercion” to reveal the facts in the case and was “repentant” for his act.

Indrani Mukejrea and Sheena Bora in file photos. AgenciesIndrani Mukejrea and Sheena Bora in file photos. Agencies

Indrani Mukejrea and Sheena Bora in file photos. Agencies

The court directed CBI to file its reply on 17 May over Rai’s plea to turn approver in the case.

It also asked Thane Jail Superintendent and Thane Police Commissioner to ensure that Rai is produced in the court on the next hearing.

Indrani, her husband Peter Mukerjea and her former husband Sanjeev Khanna were present in court as Rai’s statement was being recorded.

However, their lawyers said that even if the court accepts Rai’s plea and makes him an approver, their case won’t be affected.

“Its not CBI’s case that Rai ever communicated with Peter during the course of murder and there’s no evidence against him,” said Peter’s lawyer Mihir Gheewala.

Khanna’s lawyer advocate Shreyansh Mithare also echoed the same view and said that this new development won’t have any impact on their case.

While Indrani’s lawyer Mahesh Jethmalani refused to comment on the fresh turn in the case, saying he will first have to go through the statement of Rai.

Meanwhile, a Mumbai court on Wednesday extended the judicial custody of Indrani, Peter, Rai and Khanna till 17 May in connection with the high-profile murder case, Zee News reported.

Rai was the first accused to be arrested in connection with the murder case in August 2015.

Two days ago, the court had castigated Thane jail officials for failing to produce Rai before the court and had warned of contempt proceedings while directing them to bring him Wednesday.

Rai has been a crucial link to the entire murder case. Arrested for possession of unlicensed firearm, it was him who told the police about the murder.

In October 2015, Rai had put forward an application to the court saying he is willing to tell ‘the truth’ in relation to the Sheena Bora murder case.

24-year-old Sheena, daughter of Indrani from an earlier relationship, was allegedly strangled in a car and her
body burnt and dumped in a forest in Raigad in April 2012.

Indrani, her former husband Sanjeev Khanna and Rai had allegedly strangled Sheena inside a car. The crime, which came to light in August, is allegedly linked to certain financial dealings.

On 19 November 2015, Peter Mukerjea, media baron and husband of Indrani, was also arrested for his alleged role in the murder case. He has been kept at the high-security Arthur Road Jail in Mumbai where Khanna and Rai are also lodged.

While Peter, Khanna and Rai are lodged in Arthur Road prison, Indrani (43) is in Byculla womens’ jail.

With inputs from PTI

Mumbai: South Bombay buildings to leave part of setback area for road alignment

Residents of plush south Mumbai will have to part with the setback areas of their buildings that will hinder new road alignments. The BMC is expecting the residential and commercial buildings on both the sides of the road to part away with 4.5 meters of width of their compound.Pedder Road, Bhulabhai Desai Road, Chowpatty Sea-Face Road and Senapati Bapat Marg are among the several roads that will undergo alignments.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The setback area has been marked in the new DCR in different areas of the city. While this may not go down well with the residents, BMC is determined to develop and widen the roads. However, residents feel that for the authorities to work, citizens need to cooperate. “We may find it difficult to part with the setback area but it is our responsibility to co-operate with the BMC. In guise of parting with the setback area, buildings in the high-end area beautify the footpath; which is completely wrong.This happened in the case of Walkeshwar. Hence, it is necessary for the BMC to take over the setback area in a maintained uniformity. Otherwise, it becomes a challenge for them to develop or widen the roads. However, buildings that have already handed over the area should not be subjected to part with it again,” said Indrani Malkani, managing trustee, V Citizen Action Network (VCAN).

From prison with love: Read Peter Mukerjea’s emotional letter to Indrani

It seems that legal battles aside, Peter Mukerjea is still very much in love with his wife Indrani. According to a report in Mid-Day, he wrote her loving letter on January 3, where he compared the couple to Romeo and Juliet. This might be the wrong Shakespearean play to reference. <!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Mukerjea reportedly wrote the letter on Jan 3, Indrani’s birthday. He wrote: “Today is the special day in your life and mine too. Therefore, your birthday is a day we have always spent together since we met and this is the first year we’re so close and yet so far! What can I say, other than to wish you a Happy Birthday in the now. Have a pleasant day, as much as you can.”It added: “Remember that I am thinking of you throughout. You pray that you get through your innocence and get clear of this nightmare in good times. I hope this reaches you and you get to see it so it gives you a moment of joy in all the sadness that everyone is going through, you and me, most of all.”He then lamented the fact that he couldn’t do anything else for her like getting flowers or a cake, but said that the note was a message from his heart to his love and wife. He added: “No more emotional stuff. Smile today, no matter what, my love, and you’ll feel better for that. This year brings us more joy and happiness than 2015 did. Lots to look forward to, my treasure. Hugs and love, happy birthday girl! Yours, Pxxxxx.”Ironically, Peter’s lawyer filed for bail on Jan 4, saying that Indrani was the only one responsible for her daughter Sheena Bora’s death.

Letter to Juliet: ‘Romeo’ Peter Mukherjea sends Indrani hugs and kisses on her birthday

Expressing hope to see an end to the ‘nightmare’ they are going through, former media executive Peter Mukherjea wrote a letter to his wife and co-accused in Sheena Bora murder case, Indrani Mukerjea, on her birthday in January, media reports said.

Peter, in the one-page letter dated 3 January, reported Zee News, compared himself and his wife (another prime accused in the murder case) to Romeo and Juliet.

According to Mid-Day, which got access to the letter through sources, Peter wrote, “Mumu, my dearest. Today is a special day in your life and mine too therefore. Your birthday is a day we have always spent together since we met and this is the first year we’re so close and yet so far.”

Peter Mukerjea and Indrani Mukerjea in a file photo. News18Peter Mukerjea and Indrani Mukerjea in a file photo. News18

Peter Mukerjea and Indrani Mukerjea in a file photo. News18

Peter wrote that he would pray that Indrani could prove her innocence, “get clear of this nightmare in good time”, said a report by The Times of India.

He further wrote, according to The Asian Age, “God is great and will see an end to this, and like Romeo & Juliet we will hopefully see each other soon — in court or at home one day.”

Peter signed off the letter with a hug and a kiss.

It was just a day after the letter, reported NDTV, that Peter’s lawyers filed his first bail application, stating that only Indrani was responsible for her daughter Sheena’s death, and she had played Peter for a fool.

The letter comes after Peter, in his second bail application to the court, alleged that his wife was ‘highly ambitious and willing to sacrifice and give up her children to achieve her ambitions,” according to Deccan Chronicle.

Peter was arrested on 19 November, 2015. He is lodged at the Arthur Road jail in Mumbai.

Other co-accused, Indrani’s former husband Sanjeev Khanna and her driver Shyamvar Rai, are in the same jail, while Indrani is in the Byculla women’s jail.

The trio allegedly strangled Bora (24), Indrani’s daughter from an earlier relationship, in a car and then her body burnt and dumped in a forest in Raigad in April 2012.

The crime came to light last August.

With inputs from PTI

West Bengal Elections 2016: Can BJP emerge victorious in Asansol North?

Asansol North Assembly constituency located in the industrial belt of West Bengal had never been a pocket borough of a particular political party, and this time the BJP sniffs success in a three-cornered fight, the other two contenders being the ruling Trinamool Congress and the CPI(M)-Congress alliance. Going by the BJP’s massive lead in this Assembly segment under the Asansol Lok Sabha constituency in the 2014 Lok Sabha poll, the wind is blowing in its favour, so thinks Nirmal Karmakar, the party’s contestant in this important constituency.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Karmakar hopes to repeat the success of his party’s MP singer-turned politician Babul Supriyo in the last Lok Sabha poll riding on the many development initiatives undertaken by Supriyo who is also the MOS, Urban Development in the central ministry. Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the run-up to the Lok Sabha poll has massively campaigned in the Asansol-Raniganj coal belt, which has a large chunk of Hindi-speaking voters and migrant labourers from Jharkhand and Bihar.The Trinamool Congress has put up Moloy Ghatak, also the state Labour Minister while Indrani Mishra is the CPI(M)- Congress alliance candidate. The constituency, which has an electorate of 245118, will go to poll on April 11.
ALSO READ West Bengal Elections | Watch Live: PM Modi addressing election rally in Asansol AT A GLANCEApart from the Saradha scam and Narada sting issues, illegal mining and coal mafia are also important issues in the constituency being flagged by the opposition parties, while the ruling TMC is banking on development initiatives by the state government such as ‘Kanyashree and Khadya Sathi’.​TMC sitting MLA Moloy Ghatak had won by over 47,000 votes over his nearest CPI(M) rival in the 2011 election. The BJP had come a distant second. But in last five years, political equations have significantly changed in the area with the BJP emerging as a front-runner. The saffron party had taken a massive lead in five-six Assembly segments out of a total seven in the last Lok Sabha election.
ALSO READ BJP’s Babul Supriyo wins from Bengal’s Asansol
What BJP’s lead in the Assembly segments meant The impact of the BJP’s lead in those Assembly segments was so significant that Ghatak had to lose his ministerial berth after the Lok Sabha polls, though he was reinstated a few months later. Ghatak said he was confident of winning the seat with a huge majority. Moloy Ghatak Trinamool Congress I am confident of winning with a massive margin. I am not bothered about losing as I know I will win. I only want to increase the margin, as a lot of developmental work has been done in the area in the last five years. BJP’s lead in the Assembly segments in the Lok Sabha poll was due to the fact that Lok Sabha elections are a country-wide affair. If BJP really had a presence in Asansol, then they would have come out with flying colours in last year’s Asansol municipal corporation.”​​Karmakar told PTI, “Babul Supriyo after being elected as an MP, has done a lot of work in last two years. People have already got a taste of development.” TMC’s local leadership, however, alleged that Supriyo after winning the polls had never been available to provide solution to the problems of the masses.Supriyo has termed those allegations as baseless and says massive crowd at various rallies in Asansol area had proved that the people are with the BJP.The CPI(M) which this time has refrained from contesting the election has extended its full support to Congress candidate Indrani Mishra. Although Congress doesn’t have much of a support base on its own, the CPI(M) engaged its entire election machinery to ensure victory for Mishra. “A strong wind is blowing against TMC, and people are looking upto the Congress-CPI(M) alliance to provide an alternative to the corrupt TMC regime. The CPI(M) workers are working hard along with Congress workers to ensure my victory,” Mishra said.RepresentativesBJP: Nirmal KarmakarTrinamool Congress: Moloy GhatakCPI(M)-Congress alliance: Indrani Mishra​

Sheena Bora murder case: Peter Mukerjea files second bail plea

Mumbai: Media baron Peter Mukerjea, arrested in the Sheena Bora murder case, has filed a second bail plea, contending that the chargesheet doesn’t have “reasonable grounds” to hold him guilty.

The special CBI court in Mumbai had rejected his first bail application in February.

Peter Mukerjea. File Image PTIPeter Mukerjea. File Image PTI

Peter Mukerjea. File Image PTI

Mr Mukerjea’s lawyer Kushal Mor filed the second bail application in the special court yesterday.

There was no further justification for keeping him in custody as there were no “reasonable grounds” in the chargesheet to believe that “he has been guilty of offences with which he is charged”, it said.

As per the chargesheet, Mr Mukerjea’s motive for committing the crime (participating in the conspiracy to murder Sheena) was that he was against the relationship between Ms Bora and his son Rahul Mukerjea.

This was “demonstrably untrue and unsustainable,” the application said, citing emails exchanged by Mr Mukerjea and his son in December 2011 which it said proved that Mr Mukerjea was not opposed to Rahul Mukerjea and Sheena Bora’s engagement.

The application also said Mr Mukerjea was a senior citizen, suffered from high blood pressure and high cholesterol, and his health would deteriorate if he was kept in jail.

Mr Mukerjea, whose wife Indrani Mukerjea is the prime accused in the case, was arrested on November 19. He is lodged in the Arthur Road jail in Mumbai.

Other co-accused, Ms Mukerjea’s former husband Sanjeev Khanna and her driver Shyamvar Rai, are in the same jail, while Ms Mukerjea is in the Byculla women’s jail.

The trio allegedly strangled Ms Bora (24), Indrani Mukerjea’s daughter from an earlier relationship, inside a car in April 2012. The crime came to light last August.

PTI

Sheena Bora murder case: Peter Mukerjea files another bail application

Media baron Peter Mukerjea, arrested in the Sheena Bora murder case, has filed a second bail plea, contending that the charge sheet doesn’t have “reasonable grounds” to hold him guilty. The special CBI court in Mumbai had rejected his first bail application in February.Peter’s lawyer Kushal Mor filed the second bail application in the special court yesterday. There was no further justification for keeping him in custody as there were no “reasonable grounds” in the charge sheet to believe that “he has been guilty of offences with which he is charged”, it said.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>As per the charge sheet, Peter’s motive for committing the crime (participating in the conspiracy to murder Sheena) was that he was against the relationship between Sheena and his son Rahul Mukerjea. This was “demonstrably untrue and unsustainable,” the application said, citing emails exchanged by Peter and Rahul in December 2011 which it said proved that Peter was not opposed to Rahul and Sheena’s engagement.The application also said Peter was a senior citizen, suffered from high blood pressure and high cholesterol, and his health would deteriorate if he was kept in jail.Peter, whose wife Indrani Mukerjea is the prime accused in the case, was arrested on November 19. He is lodged in the Arthur Road jail in Mumbai. Other co-accused, Indrani’s former husband Sanjeev Khanna and her driver Shyamvar Rai, are in the same jail, while Indrani is in the Byculla women’s jail.Indrani, Rai and Khanna allegedly strangled Sheena (24), Indrani’s daughter from an earlier relationship, inside a car in April 2012. The crime came to light last August.

Sheena Bora case:CBI allowed to question Indrani and others in jail

A local court on Wednesday permitted CBI to question the four accused in the Sheena Bora murder case, including Indrani Mukerjea, afresh.The agency had sought permission to interrogate Indrani Mukerjea, her husband and former media baron Peter Mukerjea, her former husband Sanjeev Khanna and her former driver Shyam Rai for ten days in the jail. “The application to interrogate the accused in the jail is allowed subject to their medical fitness,” said the special CBI court’s judge H S Mahajan. CBI, which has already filed a charge sheet in the case, today said it was looking for more evidence against the accused and probing possible connivance of some other persons. The arrested accused needed to be questioned again to “extract more information as well as to verify certain facts which emerged during the investigation”, the application said.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>It also said that it wanted to unlock Peter Mukerjea’s mobile phone which is secured by thumb impression. The court extended the judicial custody of all the four accused till March 17 when Indrani’s bail application is also slated to be heard. Peter and Indrani were produced in the court together for the first time after his arrest today. The two, however, didn’t look at each other during the hearing.Rai today filed an application seeking a transfer to another jail from the Arthur Road prison here. He was under mental stress due to the “prevailing circumstances”, he said. But the judge Mahajan dismissed the plea, saying that transfer was an administrative matter and it was not desirable on the part of the court to pass orders.The court asked Rai to approach the senior jail officials with his grievances. Sheena (24), Indrani’s daughter from an earlier relationship, was allegedly murdered in April 2012 and her body was disposed of in a forest in Raigad district. The murder came to light only in August 2015.

Movie on Sheena Bora case inspired by available information: Filmmakers tell Bombay HC

Mumbai: The makers of the yet-to-be-released Bengali film Dark Chocolate, which is based on the Sheena Bora murder case, on Wednesday told the Bombay High Court that it was based on the information available in the public domain and there was no scope for defamation.

Indrani Mukerjea (left) and Sheena Bora. Agencies

Indrani Mukerjea (left) and Sheena Bora. Agencies

A division bench of Justices SC Dharmadhikari and GS Patel was hearing a petition filed by former media baron Peter Mukerjea, one of the arrested accused in the case, opposing release of the film on the ground that it would violate his fundamental right to free and just trial.

The director of the film Agnidev Chatterjee and the producers on Wednesday filed their reply which said Mukerjea’s claim that he would not get a fair trial if the film was released casts aspersions on the integrity of the judiciary itself.

“Since the case information is in public domain, there is no cause for defaming the accused,” the affidavit said.

Chatterjee had earlier informed the court that the film’s shooting was over and the post-production work was going on.

The court had at the last hearing asked the producers not to release anything other than the already-released online trailer till further orders.

The hearing was adjourned till the next week.

The film stars Mahima Chaudhry in the role of Indrani Mukerjea and Riya Sen as her daughter Sheena.

Indrani, the prime accused in the case, allegedly killed Sheena in April 2012 in a conspiracy with others, but the murder came to light only last year.

PTI

Sheena Bora murder: CBI separately probing financial angle in the case

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.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.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>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.

Sheena Bora murder case: CBI opposes Indrani Mukerjea’s bail application

Mumbai: CBI on Thursday filed its reply in a local court opposing the application filed by Indrani Mukerjea, prime accused in the Sheena Bora murder case, seeking bail on medical grounds. Indrani’s application, filed on February 5, says her health was deteriorating.

CBI said in the reply that she was being provided with medical treatment at Byculla women’s prison here where she is lodged. She was being given nutritious food from the jail canteen and as per the medical reports, her condition was good, it said.

Indrani Mukerjea. IBNLiveIndrani Mukerjea. IBNLive

Indrani Mukerjea. IBNLive

Indrani’s application claimed she was suffering from frequent black-outs. She had developed ‘chronic small vessels ischemic changes’ and as a result supply of oxygen to the brain may get interrupted, leading to brain stroke which could be life-threatening, it said.

It also said that when she fell unconscious in jail last October, it took more than six hours for the treatment to start.

Indrani, her current husband and former media baron Peter Mukerjea, former husband Sanjeev Khanna, and her former driver Shyam Rai have been arrested in the Sheena Bora murder case. CBI has filed two charge sheets in the case. Sheena (24), Indrani’s daughter from an earlier relationship, was murdered on 24 April, 2012.

The murder came to light only last year. The hearing on the bail application may take place next week.

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Rahul Mukerjea told Peter about threat to Sheena Bora from Indrani: CBI

Rahul Mukerjea was also allegedly facing threat from his stepmother Indrani which he had conveyed to his father Peter Mukerjea through an email sent about a year before the murder of his girlfriend Sheena Bora. CBI which is probing the murder of Bora has attached this conversation in the supplementary charge sheet which mentions that Peter knew that his wife Indrani has allegedly issued threats to his son Rahul and her daughter from her first marriage Sheena, sources said.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Fearing threats, Sheena and Rahul had taken a backup of all the mails, messages, documents for safekeeping, they said. In the mail dated April 13, 2011, Rahul told Peter, “On several occasions, we have received threats from Indrani…I have protected myself and Sheena by documenting mails, history, conversations and messages included.” He wrote that he had put these for safekeeping and threatened to make them public “should anything happen to either Sheena or me”, the mail alleged. CBI has alleged that Peter was actively involved in the conspiracy to murder Sheena which was hatched by Indrani, her second husband Sanjiv Khanna and driver Shyamvar Rai who all have been arrested by the agency.Peter was also told by Rahul that he was not sure if messages coming from his father’s phone were actually sent by him or not.Rahul had accused his father of allegedly using the email accounts of Indrani and Khanna’s daughter Vidhie to send mails to Sheena, it alleged. “Please also remember that you yourselves involved young Vidhie in all of this by using her email account to send emails in the first place and by giving her the phone when Sheena wanted an explanation from Indrani,” he said in the mail.Rahul had told Peter that Indrani was “bad-mouthing” him and also pressuring a media company where he was trying. “After all the things your wife has said about me, and all the threats she has made, and after all the attempts she has made to disrupt my progress, telling a load of lies about me and trying to have me thrown out from my flat. Then also pressuring the (media company) people,” he had told Peter in his mail which has been attached by CBI in the charge sheet.CBI had mentioned in the supplementary charge sheet that both Peter and Indrani wanted separation of Rahul and Sheena who were in a relationship. The agency has submitted the charge sheet, running into 500 pages and listing 52 witnesses. “We have mentioned in the charge sheet that the process of separating Sheena and Rahul had started since 2009 and as they did not budge, the duo (Indrani and Peter) planned to kill her,” a CBI official said.Peter was arrested on November 19 for his alleged role in the murder conspiracy. He was in CBI custody for two weeks. Indrani is the prime accused in the case. On November 19, CBI had filed a charge sheet against Indrani, Khanna and Rai for murdering Sheena and disposing of her body.As per the charge sheet, Indrani and Peter were unhappy with Sheena and Rahul’s relationship, and they had told their friend Pritul Sanghvi that ‘this relationship was not correct’.Sheena (24), Indrani’s daughter from an earlier relationship, was allegedly strangled in a car by Indrani on April 24, 2012 and her body was burnt before it was dumped in a forest in adjoining Raigad district.

Knew Sheena Bora’s marriage to Rahul Mukerjea would expose Indrani’s lie: Witness

Sheena Bora had told a childhood friend of hers that her marriage to media baron Peter Mukerjea’s son Rahul would have exposed her mother Indrani’s lie that Sheena was her sister, the latest charge sheet filed by CBI says.”Sheena’s marriage with Rahul would have led to the people in (their) Mumbai circle knowing that she was daughter of Indrani and not sister which would seriously affect the status of Indrani,” says Sanjana Raktim, her friend, as per the second charge sheet in Sheena murder case. Indrani is the prime accused in the Sheena murder case.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>In an email sent to her on October 26, 2009, Sheena said, “I am not in touch with my mother. She can’t change. I have understood that….She has never made any efforts to make things better between us after all the Delhi incident and is again trying to get me chucked out of my job….I cannot forgive her.”CBI filed the second charge sheet on February 16 following Peter’s arrest in the case in November. In 2002, Sheena had showed Raktim a newspaper clipping with photograph of Indrani and Peter. It was about the couple’s marriage.”Sheena started crying and said she and Mikhail were aware that Indrani is their mother,” Raktim told CBI. Indrani used to tell people that they were her siblings.Raktim said Sheena told her and her husband about her affair with Rahul in 2010, and also about Indrani’s strong opposition to it.On June 22, 2009, Sheena sent her email informing that she was in hospital in Delhi because Indrani gave her wrong medication. “Bahut natak hua, Phone mere pass nahin hai, milungi to bataungi (A lot happened, I don’t have my phone, will talk when we will meet),” she said.Later Sheena called Raktim and said her mother had sent her to Bangalore. In an email sent to Raktim on August 26, 2009, Sheena said that Indrani tried to get her sacked from her job. On April 24/25, 2012, she received a message from Sheena’s mobile, saying she was breaking up with Rahul and had found someone else.According to CBI, Indrani and others murdered Sheena on April 24, 2012 and disposed of her body in a forest in Raigad district of Maharashtra.”Sheena also said she would be off Facebook for a while and she was changing her mobile number which she said she would be sharing with (Raktim) but warned her against sharing it with Rahul,” Raktim told CBI.Rahul called her to talk about Sheena’s disappearance, and she too made efforts to trace her friend, Raktim said. In August 2015, when Sheena’s murder came to light, Raktim saw the news on TV.”Since certain facts were not correct about relationship of Sheena with Indrani, next day I contacted some senior officers of Mumbai police and told about the actual relationship and the background,” Raktim told CBI.She also said she had never known Sheena to be taking any drugs or psychotropic substances, or losing her temper and becoming violent. CBI’s first charge sheet names Indrani, her former husband Sanjeev Khanna and former driver Shyamvar Rai as murder accused.

CBI files charge sheet against Peter Mukerjea

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday filed a supplementary charge sheet against Peter Mukerjea in the Sheena Bora murder case at the Esplanade Court in Azad Maidan.Peter, Sheena’s stepfather, has been charged with criminal conspiracy, in addition to the sections the agency had clamped earlier against Sheena’s mother and Peter’s wife Indrani, her driver Shyamvar Rai and her former husband Sanjeev Khanna.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The charges against them included criminal conspiracy, abduction, murder, destruction of evidence, giving false information, and use of forged documents. The charge sheet however, does not mention the financial aspects related to the case.The CBI reiterated that Peter and Indrani were against the relationship between Sheena and Rahul (Peter’s son). “We have mentioned it in the charge sheet that the process of separating Sheena and Rahul started since 2009 and as they did not budge, the duo planned to kill them,” said a CBI official, requesting anonymity.In his statement to the CBI, one Pritul Sanghvi, a friend of Peter, revealed that during a conversation, Peter and Indrani had told him that ‘this relationship (between Sheena and Rahul) was not correct’.The CBI told the court the charge sheet was filed after going through the call data records between Indrani and Peter for 924 seconds after the disposal of the body on April 25, 2012. The CBI also said that Peter spoke to Indrani on April 24 around 12:24 pm for 1,329 seconds and at 1.36 pm for 242 seconds.”Peter and Indrani also exchanged messages. We have also given a comparison of money given to Sheena and Vidhie (Indrani’s daughter from Khanna) from 2005 to 2007, which suggested that Vidhie was given more money than Sheena,” the official said.The CBI also cited two mails written by Sheena to her close friend. In the first mail written on August 26, 2009, Sheena said that Indrani tried her level best to ensure that Sheena lost her job by trying to influence higher-ups at Sheena’s workplace. In the second mail written on August 28, 2009, Sheena referred to Indrani as a ‘bitch’ and ‘witch’ and said how unsupportive she was.Meanwhile, a statement of a key witness, which details Peter’s role in the conspiracy, was submitted to the court in a sealed envelope.The charge sheet filed on Tuesday reportedly does not mention details of the financial transactions and the CBI is likely to file a supplementary charge sheet later.The court transferred Peter’s case to the sessions court and it is likely to come up for hearing on February 29.Peter’s bail plea was rejected on February 12. Co-accused Sanjeev Khanna and Shyamvar Rai, Indrani’s former driver, are in Arthur Road jail. Indrani is lodged at the Byculla women’s jail.The CBI had filed charge sheets against Indrani, Khanna and Rai on November 19 last year. Peter was placed under arrest the same day.Sheena Bora murder: A backgroundSheena (24), Indrani’s daughter from Siddhartha Das, was allegedly strangled in a car in April 2012 and her body was burnt and dumped in a forest in the Penn-Khapoli Road in Raigad district. In August last year, the Khar police arrested Indrani, Khanna and driver Shyamvar Rai. Later, on the request of the state government, the case was handed over to CBI. The agency arrested Peter in November for his alleged involvement in the murder conspiracy and suspected that financial transactions led to the murder. Though the murder took place in 2012, the case came to light only in August last year. The police also found skeletal remains from the crime scene.

Peter and Indrani Mukerjea plotted Sheena Bora’s murder, says CBI chargesheet

Sheena Bora was killed as her relationship with Rahul was disapproved of by the latter’s father Peter Mukerjea and his wife Indrani both of whom were part of the plot to murder her, CBI said in its charge sheet filed in a court in Mumbai on Tuesday against the former media baron.The agency submitted the charge sheet, running into 500 pages and listing 52 witnesses, before Additional Metropolitan Magistrate R V Adone.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>”We have mentioned in the charge sheet that the process of separating Sheena and Rahul had started since 2009 and as they did not budge, the duo (Indrani and Peter) planned to kill her,” a CBI official said.Peter, whose wife Indrani is the prime accused in the case, was arrested on November 19 for his alleged role in the murder conspiracy. He was in CBI custody for two weeks. On November 19, CBI had filed a charge sheet against Indrani, her former husband Sanjeev Khanna and former driver Shyamvar Rai for murdering Sheena and disposing of her body.According to the official, the charge sheet filed on Tuesday did not mention details of the financial transactions and the agency is likely to submit another charge sheet in future. As per the charge sheet, Indrani and Peter were unhappy with the relationship between Sheena and Rahul and they had told their friend Pritul Sanghvi that ‘this relationship was not correct’.Sheena (24), Indrani’s daughter from an earlier relationship, was allegedly strangled in a car by Indrani on April 24, 2012 and her body was burnt before it was dumped in a forest in adjoining Raigad district of Maharashtra.In the charge sheet, CBI cited call data records it has collected to state that Peter spoke to Indrani on April 24 at around 12:24 PM for 1329 seconds and again at 1:36 PM for 242 seconds and that they exchanged messages as well.Indrani again spoke to Peter for 924 seconds after Sheena’s body was disposed of the next day. CBI has also mentioned two mails, written by Sheena to her close friend, in the charge sheet.In her first mail written on August 26, 2009, Sheena said that Indrani tried her level best to influence her higher-ups at her workplace to ensure that she loses her job. In the second mail written two days later, Sheena referred to Indrani as a ‘bitch’ and a ‘witch’ saying how non-supportive she was.Sheena was working with Mumbai Metro before she went missing in April 2012.In the charge sheet, CBI has also detailed a comparison of money given to Sheena and Vidhie (Indrani’s daughter with co-accused Khanna) from 2005 to 2007, which suggested that Vidhie got more money.Meanwhile, a statement of a key witness, detailing Peter’s alleged role in the conspiracy, was submitted to the court in a sealed envelope on Tuesday. The court then transferred Peter’s case to a sessions court where it is likely to come up on February 29.Though the charge sheet did not mention details of the financial transactions, CBI, which took over the probe from Mumbai Police late last year, had earlier said the financial transaction was the motive behind Sheena’s murder.While Peter (59), Khanna and Rai are lodged in Arthur Road prison in Mumbai, Indrani is in women’s jail at suburban Byculla.

Sheena murder case: Peter Mukerjea to stay in jail; bail plea rejected

The bail plea of former media baron Peter Mukerjea, arrested in the Sheena Bora murder case, was on Friday rejected by a special CBI court which observed that charge sheet was yet to be filed and investigation in the matter was still on.Since investigation into the case was still on, it’s not the right stage to grant bail to Peter, judge HS Mahajan maintained. The bail plea will be considered once charge sheet is submitted, he added.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Peter, whose wife Indrani Mukerjea is the prime accused in the case, was arrested on November 19 for his alleged role in the murder conspiracy.The 59-year-old was questioned by CBI for two weeks after which he was remanded in judicial custody and sent to the Arthur Road Jail here. Other co-accused Sanjeev Khanna and Shyamvar Rai, Indrani’s former driver, too, are in the same jail. Indrani is lodged at the Byculla women’s jail.Sheena (24), Indrani’s daughter from an earlier relationship, was allegedly strangled in a car in April 2012 and her body burnt and 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.

Indrani Mukerjea seeks bail on medical grounds

The prime accused in the 2012 Sheena Bora murder case, Indrani Mukerjea, has filed a plea in the Mumbai Sessions’ court, seeking bail on medical grounds.In her 17-page bail plea, Indrani has said that her medical condition is deteriorating and she was suffering from frequent blackouts. An annexure of medical reports that ran into 50 pages further states that Indrani is suffering from a life threatening disorder and it may lead to a brain stoke.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The court had last Saturday extended the judicial custody of Indrani Mukerjea, her former husband Sanjeev Khanna and driver Shyamvar Rai till February 12. Indrani, her ex-husband husband Sanjeev Kumar and her former driver Shyamvar Rai, were arrested in August in connection with the killing of her daughter Sheena in April 2012. Sheena’s partially-burnt body was found in the forests of Maharashtra’s Raigad District.

Sheena Bora murder case: CBI gets nod to quiz Indrani Mukerjea, others accused in jail

Mumbai: A special court on Thursday granted permission to the CBI to question three accused in the Sheena Bora murder case – Indrani Mukerjea, her former husband Sanjeev Khanna and driver Shyam Rai – in jail after the agency said some “new facts” have emerged.

Indrani Mukerjea. PTI

Indrani Mukerjea. PTI

“We wanted to question the trio in the jail and we have got permission,” a CBI official said.

In an application filed before special CBI judge HS Mahajan, the agency said, “In the course of investigation, certain new facts have emerged from the examination of witnesses and the three accused are required to be re-examined in view of the new information revealed by the witnesses.”

The agency also said they want to question the trio for 15 days.

However, when Khanna’s lawyer Shreyansh Mithare objected to the CBI’s request, it told the court that this was the last time they are filing a plea to question the trio in jail.

A charge-sheet has been filled against Indrani, Khanna and Rai.

Peter Mukerjea, husband of Indrani, was also arrested on 19 November for his alleged role in the murder case.

He has been kept at the high-security Arthur Road Jail here where Khanna and Rai are also lodged.

Indrani, the prime accused in the case, is lodged at the Byculla women’s jail here.

24-year-old Sheena, daughter of Indrani from an earlier relationship, was allegedly strangled in a car and then her body burnt and dumped in a forest in Raigad, about 84 kms from Mumbai.

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.

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Indrani Mukerjea had told Peter about Sheena’s murder: CBI tells court

The CBI, which is probing the sensational Sheena Bora murder case, on Saturday told a special court here that prime accused Indrani Mukerjea had informed her husband and former media magnate Peter Mukerjea about killing her daughter on April 24, 2012.”Indrani has admitted that she had told Peter about her daughter Sheena’s murder on April 24, 2014, the day when the crime took place,” the agency told Special CBI judge H S Mahajan while replying to Peter Mukerjea’s bail application.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>”Indrani had revealed this while recording her statement (before CBI) on December 15 last year,” CBI said.The agency opposed the bail of Peter, who was arrested in the case in November last year, on the ground that he was part of the murder conspiracy and had concealed information about the victim’s disappearance from his son and Sheena’s fiance Rahul.”Peter was in touch with prime accused and his wife Indrani from the day of Sheena’s murder and till her body was disposed the next day,” it said.”He was also part of the conspiracy and had concealed the fact (about Sheena’s death) from his son Rahul Mukerjea,” it added.The agency also informed the court that certain important documents (including that of financial transactions in the case) are under its scrutiny and the investigation was still going on.The court adjourned the hearing on Peter’s bail application till January 30.Meanwhile, Indrani, her former husband Sanjeev Khanna and her former driver Shyamvar Rai were today produced in the court, where Indrani’s daughter Vidhie (with Sanjeev Khanna), relatives of Khanna and brother and other relatives of Peter were present.CBI is likely to file its reply on the bail application filed by Indrani’s fromer husband Sanjeev Khanna, filed through his lawyer Shreyansh Mithare, on January 30.The court also directed the CBI to file its reply on Indrani’s application seeking her medical reports from the state-run J J hospital.

Indrani Mukerjea had told Peter about Sheena Bora’s murder: CBI tells court

The CBI, which is probing the sensational Sheena Bora murder case, on Saturday told a special court here that prime accused Indrani Mukerjea had informed her husband and former media magnate Peter Mukerjea about killing her daughter on April 24, 2012.”Indrani has admitted that she had told Peter about her daughter Sheena’s murder on April 24, 2014, the day when the crime took place,” the agency told Special CBI judge H S Mahajan while replying to Peter Mukerjea’s bail application.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>”Indrani had revealed this while recording her statement (before CBI) on December 15 last year,” CBI said.The agency opposed the bail of Peter, who was arrested in the case in November last year, on the ground that he was part of the murder conspiracy and had concealed information about the victim’s disappearance from his son and Sheena’s fiance Rahul.”Peter was in touch with prime accused and his wife Indrani from the day of Sheena’s murder and till her body was disposed the next day,” it said.”He was also part of the conspiracy and had concealed the fact (about Sheena’s death) from his son Rahul Mukerjea,” it added.The agency also informed the court that certain important documents (including that of financial transactions in the case) are under its scrutiny and the investigation was still going on. The court adjourned the hearing on Peter’s bail application till January 30.Meanwhile, Indrani, her former husband Sanjeev Khanna and her former driver Shyamvar Rai were today produced in the court, where Indrani’s daughter Vidhie (with Sanjeev Khanna), relatives of Khanna and brother and other relatives of Peter were present.CBI is likely to file its reply on the bail application filed by Indrani’s fromer husband Sanjeev Khanna, filed through his lawyer Shreyansh Mithare, on January 30. The court also directed the CBI to file its reply on Indrani’s application seeking her medical reports from the state-run J J hospital.In his bail application filed though his lawyer Kushal Mor, Peter had said that CBI had found no evidence to justify his arrest, although it had his custody for 11 days and even subjected him to psycho-analysis and polygraph tests. Peter had also dismissed the charge that he misled his son Rahul about Sheena’s whereabouts after her “disappearance”.The bail application also said that Peter was in the UK from April 23 to 26, 2012, with Vidhie (Indrani’s daughter from marriage with Khanna), adding that mere phone calls between him and Indrani in this period do not suggest conspiracy.Sheena Bora (24), daughter of prime accused Indrani from an earlier relationship, was murdered allegedly by her, Sanjeev Khanna and Shyamvar Rai on April 24, 2012. Peter, 59, husband of Indrani, was arrested on November 19 for his alleged role in the murder case and was in CBI custody. He has been kept at the high-security Arthur Road Jail here, where other two accused in the case — Sanjeev Khanna and Shyamvar Rai — are also lodged.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.

Sheena Bora murder case: Court allows CBI to question Indrani Mukerjea, others afresh

A local court in Mumbai on Thursday allowed CBI to question afresh Indrani Mukerjea and two other arrested accused in the Sheena Bora murder case.”We want to question Indrani, her former husband Sanjeev Khanna and her driver Shyam Rai in jail,” said a CBI official.Judge H S Mahajan of the special court for CBI cases granted the agency’s plea.The Esplanade magistrate’s court, however, directed CBI to produce the order of the sessions court (special CBI court) for obtaining a similar order for Peter Mukerjea, Indrani’s husband, who was arrested later in the case. CBI in its plea said the facts disclosed by Indrani and two others needed to be “checked and verified” with Peter.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>”The magistrate’s court directed CBI to produce the order of the sessions court and reserved its order (on questioning Peter) till tomorrow,” said Peter’s lawyer Kushal Mor.CBI has not yet filed charge sheet against Peter, so his case has not been transferred to the special CBI court. Indrani Mukerjea (43), Sanjeev Khanna and Shyamvar Rai have been chargesheeted. All the four accused are now in judicial custody.Sheena (24) was murdered in April 2012 and her body was burnt and dumped in a forest in Raigad, 84 kms from Mumbai. Sheena was Indrani’s daughter from an earlier relationship.CBI, which took over the probe from the Mumbai police, has claimed that the motive behind the murder had to do with financial transactions.

Sheena Bora murder case: Court asks CBI to file reply on Peter Mukerjea’s bail plea

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. CBI is expecting information from Interpol on the details of an account opened by Indrani in a bank in Hong Kong.

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