The Mumbai police that took custody of Sanjeev Khanna on Friday are probing the genesis of Khanna and Indrani Mukerjea’s split and a bitter battle for the custody of their child Vidhie, who was later adopted by Star India CEO Peter Mukerjea.
Mumbai police want to probe how Indrani got in touch with Khanna again, especially after investigations have revealed that the entire plot to kill Sheena Bora was Indrani’s brainchild. Police sources said it was Indrani who lured Khanna to Mumbai to participate in the murder.
She allegedly told Khanna that if Sheena and Rahul got married, Vidhie would lose a substantial share of her rights in Peter’s properties. She always believed that Peter was closer to his two sons than to Vidhi and feared Rahul’s association with Sheena.
Mumbai police officials believe this to be one of the reasons why Indrani bought a flat for Khanna in Howrah. Police also want to probe the windfall that Khanna received after Sheena was murdered on April 24, 2012.
Khanna, according to police officials, had come to Mumbai on April 24, 2012, and stayed at Hilltop Hotel in the plush Worli locality in Mumbai and is the person who strangulated Sheena Bora in the car.
Police officials close to the investigation have said Khanna was named by Indrani’s driver Shyam Rai who told the police that she had called Khanna on the night of April 23 and had a long conversation with him. Indrani had then booked a room at Hotel Hilltop in Worli and later, both of them executed the plan to murder Sheena.