The special CBI sessions court on Saturday reserved order on the bail application of Peter Mukerjea on February 12.
Peter, husband of main accused Indrani Mukerjea-mother of Sheena, was arrested on November 19 for his alleged role in the murder. The agency alleged that he was part of the conspiracy and he knew about Indrani’s plan against Sheena.
In his bail application filed through lawyer Kushal Mor, on January 4, Peter said that he has been falsely implicated by the agency. “It is absurd to suggest that the applicant would conspire with his wife’s ex-husband to murder Sheena. The applicant did not stand to gain anything from the murder of Sheena and CBI has miserably failed to even remotely show what would have been the applicant’s gain. All the allegations of CBI in this regards are baseless,” Peter said in his bail application.
However, the CBI opposed the bail application saying Indrani had admitted to informing Peter about murdering Sheena Bora a day after she and others murdered Sheena in 2012.
The central agency in their reply stated that during the interrogation, Indrani, on December 15 revealed that she informed Peter about the incident and murder of Sheena Bora on the intervening night of April 24, 2012.
The central agency alleged that Peter had played a key role in the conspiracy to conceal the murder of Sheena. While opposing the bail, CBI counsel Bharat Badami submitted that further investigation is still in progress and he should not be released on bail.
Objecting to such allegations, Peter’s counsel Amit Desai contended that Peter had no reason to mislead as he only believed his wife who was the one who gave him incorrect information. He also said that Peter was never against Rahul’s relationship with Sheena.
After hearing both sides, the court has now reserved order on the bail plea on February 12 when the bail plea of Sanjeev Khanna and Indrani is also scheduled for hearing.