Former media baron Peter Mukerjea, an accused in the Sheena Bora murder case, on Wednesday moved a second bail application before the special CBI court alleging that the central investigation agency had based its case purely on suspicion.
Peter’s advocate Kushal Mor filed the fresh bail application, after the previous one was rejected, sighting a change in circumstances as the agency has now filed a charge sheet against him.
Peter alleged that according to the charge sheet filed by the agency, the CBI’s case was based on three key circumstances — he was against the relationship between his son Rahul and Sheena, who was his wife Indrani’s daughter from a previous relationship; Indrani, who is alleged to have conspired and executed Sheena’s murder was constantly in touch with Peter over the phone; and that he was a part of the conspiracy to mislead Rahul, who wanted to make all possible efforts to trace Sheena.
In the bail application, Peter has 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 said that the said calls were made by Indrani to her daughter, Vidhie.
The application also alleged that the CBI had wrongly interpreted the records for the two numbers as Peter’s, but they were in fact being used by Vidhie. The bail application also denied the allegation that he had misled Rahul after Sheena’s death.
Peter has also alleged that Indrani was highly ambitious and was willing to go to any lengths for that.
“Indrani was highly ambitious & willing to sacrifice and give up her children to achieve her ambitions,” Peter said in the bail plea.
Mor has also moved an application for Peter’s health checkup. The court has now asked the CBI to file replies to the bail application and the one seeking Peter’s health checkup by March 31.