Indrani Mukerjea, the main accused in the Sheena Bora murder case, and her husband Peter were known as Bunty and Babli in the media circle, said former CEO of a television network, Ravina Raj Kohli in her statement to the CBI.
Kohli was a secret witness and her statement was kept in a sealed envelope. After Peter approached the high court, the central agency agreed to give a truncated statement of Kohli to the accused. On Tuesday, the sealed cover was opened and the copies were given to both Indrani and Peter.
In her statement, Kohli has narrated her experience with Indrani and Peter while she was associated with the media house where Peter was CEO till 2006. Kohli said how Peter allowed Indrani to interfere in the functioning of the company and how they set up their own media house.
Kohli has alleged that after their marriage, Peter allowed Indrani to interfere in the affairs of the company, where Peter was CEO. Kohli alleged that lot of people left the company because of this. “To my understanding, Indrani is a scammer, manipulator and a lady of dominant nature,” Kohli said in her statement.
She said that she had learnt from her sources that Indrani and Peter had used the money of the company they had floated to receive kickbacks from dummy production companies. She said she had learnt that they had parked the money in some unknown accounts abroad.
“I had heard that Indrani and Peter were planning to again start media business in India and they had arranged a New Year party in 2013-14. Indrani and Peter were known as Bunty and Babli in the media circle,” Kohli said in her four-page statement.
Shreyansh Mithare , advocate for Sanjeev Khanna, former husband of Indrani , and Gunjan Mangala, advocate for Indrani, pleaded for the call data record of Khanna and Sheena respectively.