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Indrani had even called senior IPS officer: Peter’s lawyer

Seeking bail for former media baron Peter Mukerjea, arrested in the Sheena Bora murder case, his lawyer on Friday argued in a court here that mere calls between him and his wife and prime accused Indrani Mukerjea during the period when the crime took place did not make him a conspirator.

The motive attributed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for the crime (financial transactions) also was not believable, the lawyer added.

Advocate Aabad Ponda told the special CBI court here that Indrani had spoken to several people during the period, not just Peter (who was then abroad). “Indrani had even called (senior IPS officer) Deven Bharti. If these are not objectionable, then why are Peter's calls objectionable?” he said.

On April 28, 2012, (four days after Sheena’s murder) eight calls were made to Bharti, he claimed. “He (Bharti) even did not mention it in his statement, CBI doesn’t find it objectionable....I am not suggesting that Bharti is part of the conspiracy,” Ponda said.
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