Supplementary charge-sheet filed, hearing to begin today
A 200-page second supplementary charge-sheet has been filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in a special court in Mumbai on Friday confirming former media baron Peter Mukerjea’s role in the murder of his step-daughter Sheena Bora.
In the charge-sheet, the CBI had specifically mentioned that at the time of Sheena’s murder in 2012, Peter was not in India but he was a part of the conspiracy. Earlier, the CBI had filed a 1,000-page charge-sheet in November 2015 and later a 500-page supplementary charge-sheet was filed in February this year.
Indrani Mukerjea, who initially claimed that Sheena was her sister but later it was revealed that she was Sheena’s mother, was in touch with Peter — Indrani’s ex husband while she was finding a place to dispose Sheena’s body, the charge-sheet read.
24-year-old Sheena Bora was allegedly murdered by her mother Indrani, the latter’s former husband Sanjeev Khanna and her former driver Shyamvar Rai in Mumbai in April, 2012, and her body was dumped in a forest in the neighbouring Raigad district. In 2015, all the accused were arrested after the driver was nabbed under the Arms Act.
The charge-sheet also asserts that unlike what Peter has been stating, he was against the relationship between his son Rahul and Sheena citing an email conversation between the accused and Rahul. It also mentioned that how the couple were separated by Indrani and how she had brought Sheena to Mumbai on the pretext of financial assistance.
“The charge-sheet gives details of the relationship between Indrani and Sheena citing few email and SMS exchanges between the two,” officials in CBI said. While mentioning the property angle behind the murder, the 200-page charge-sheet also mentioned the details of the financial transactions, and wills of Sheena and her step-sister Vidhie that were not raised by Indrani.
The CBI officials said details on the evidence are expected to surface when the case goes on trial.