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Sheena Bora murder: Indrani is trying to malign me, she’s playing victim card, says Peter Mukerjea

Indrani has alleged that her husband Peter and driver Shyamwar Rai abducted her daughter Sheena, and made her untraceable

mumbai Updated: Nov 24, 2017 09:43 IST
Hindustan Times
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Indrani and Peter Mukerjea, booked in the Sheena Bora murder case, are engaged in a war of words. (HT FILE)

Former media baron Peter Mukerjea on Thursday told the court his wife Indrani’s allegation that he may have been involved in the disappearance of her murdered daughter Sheena Bora was not true. He also termed it as “a sinister plot” and claimed that Indrani was trying to play the victim card.

The couple, booked in the Sheena Bora murder case, has been engaged in a war of words and has levelled allegations and counter-allegations against each other.

In an attempt to pass the buck on to Peter, on November 15, Indrani moved an application seeking Peter’s call data records (CDR), alleging that “her husband Peter and driver Shyamwar Rai had abducted her daughter Sheena, and made her untraceable”.

Indrani sought Peter’s CDR from January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012 and January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015.

In her plea, Indrani has alleged: “I have strong reasons to believe that Peter, with the assistance of other people, including accused-turned-approver Shyamwar Rai may have conspired and abducted my daughter Sheena Bora in 2012 and made her untraceable and subsequently destroyed evidence.”

Peter on Thursday filed a reply to Indrani’s plea and alleged that the application was filed with an ulterior motive to malign his reputation. “The said conduct of Indrani is highly condemnable, contemptuous and is clearly an attempt to cause interference in the administration of justice.” Peter further alleged that Indrani with the said application has tried to ply a victim card.

However, on his involvement and demand for CDR, Peter said he has left it on the discretion of the court.

Meanwhile, the CBI also filed a reply on Indrani’s plea on Friday. The investigative agency claimed that the application has been filed by Indrani with malafide intentions to divert the attention and concentration of approver Rai. The CBI also said the data can be retrieved within a year and the records of a period beyond that, will have to be pulled out of the archive. The agency said data retrieved from archives would not be as accurate.

The CBI has also asked the court to take appropriate decision on the plea.

First Published: Nov 23, 2017 23:12 IST