Indrani Mukherjea says she knew Karti Chidambaram
Sheena Bora murder accused Indrani Mukerjea told reporters that she knew former Union finance minister P Chidambaram’s son Karti. Last week, the CBI registered a case against Karti, Indrani and her husband Peter, charging them with criminal conspiracy, cheating and graft.india Updated: May 29, 2017 18:16 IST
The prime accused in the Sheena Bora murder case, Indrani Mukerjea and her husband Peter Mukerjea who have also been named by the CBI in a case of criminal conspiracy, cheating and corruption allegedly involving former Union finance minister P Chidambaram’s son Karti, said on Monday that she knew the father and son duo, but denied any wrongdoing.
Indrani spoke briefly to reporters on her way back to jail from the city civil and sessions court where she and Peter had been brought for a hearing in the murder case.
Karti had allegedly facilitated the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) approval to INX Media when the Mukerjeas when they were directors in the company. Chidambaram was then the finance minister.
When a journalist asked Indrani about the case while she was being taken to the van to take her back to jail, she said, “I know Karti and Chidambaram. But the case I guess is about his investments and deals. I don’t know much about it though.”
Indrani refuted allegations of cheating and corruption in connivance with Karti and described the charges as rubbish.
The Sheena Bora murder case was adjourned for next month as the court had not received any order or direction from the High Court on separate petitions filed by Indrani and Peter challenging the part of deposition of the police officer who arrested Indrani’s driver Shyamwar Rai.
The judge who had been hearing the case also has been transferred and the next hearing in the case will now come up before a new judge.
On the way to the jail van, Indrani also spoke about her willingness to go for lie detector test, her divorce plans and to the case where the CBI has named the couple along with Karti.
Karti allegedly received kickbacks for using his influence with the FIPB in 2007-08. He had allegedly got approval from the board to a “fallacious” proposal by INX Media.
Indrani said she was going slow on the divorce as she wants an amicable process and her focus was on the bigger case.