CBI says Indrani confessed to Peter about Sheena murder

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
  • Updated: Jan 17, 2016 00:33 IST
A file photo of Indrani Mukerjea and her husband Peter Mukerjea. Indrani was arrested by Mumbai Police for allegedly murdering her daughter Sheena and disposing of the body in Raigad in 2012. (PTI File Photo)

The CBI on Saturday opposed former CEO Peter Mukerjea’s bail application. The central agency told the court Peter’s wife Indrani had admitted she confessed to murdering her daughter Sheena Bora, a day after the incident in 2012.

The CBI, in a written reply to the bail application filed by Peter, claimed Indrani revealed this during interrogation. The CBI claimed Peter had played a key role in the conspiracy to conceal the murder. While opposing the bail, CBI counsel Bharat Badami submitted that further investigation was still in progress and he should not be released on bail.

Peter had, on January 4, moved a bail application stating 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 the CBI has miserably failed to even remotely show what has been the gain. All the allegations by CBI in this regards are in air,” Peter said in his bail application.

Peter’s lawyers — Mihir Gheewala and Kushal Mor — have sought time to reply to the CBI’s reply. Meanwhile, the central agency also sought time to file a reply to Indrani’s former husband Sanjeev Khanna’s bail application. Both the bail applications are now scheduled for hearing on January 30.

According to the prosecution, the three accused – Indrani, her former driver Shyamvar Rai and Khanna — had kidnapped Sheena from Bandra and strangulated her in the car on April 24, 2012 and dumped her body in a suitcase. The next day, they allegedly burned the suitcase in Pen, Raigad.

CBI officials said although Peter was out of India during the murder, was aware of the conspiracy.

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