Sheena Bora murder case: Peter Mukerjea charged with murder, conspiracy

The 56-page supplementary chargesheet, filed before the Esplanade court in Mumbai, also said that Mukerjea and his wife Indrani disapproved of Sheena’s relationship with Mukerjea’s son Rahul.

By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Updated: February 17, 2016 9:39 am
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In A chargesheet filed in the Sheena Bora murder case on Tuesday, the CBI charged former INX Media chief Peter Mukerjea with murder, criminal conspiracy and destruction of evidence under the Indian Penal Code. The 56-page supplementary chargesheet, filed before the Esplanade court in Mumbai, also said that Mukerjea and his wife Indrani disapproved of Sheena’s relationship with Mukerjea’s son Rahul.

A copy of the chargesheet was handed over to Mukerjea, who was present during the hearing. “I will study the chargesheet in jail, but I stand by what I said at the time of arrest, that I have nothing to do with the case and was not aware of the conspiracy,” he told The Indian Express.

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The agency filed the chargesheet within the time-frame of three months’ prescribed under the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) to prevent Mukerjea from applying for bail. Mukerjea was arrested on November 19, 2015, the day the CBI filed its original chargesheet against the other accused in the case, including Indrani, her former husband Sanjeev Khanna and former driver Shyam Rai. All the accused are currently in judicial custody.

According to the supplementary chargesheet, Mukerjea and Indrani had hatched a plan to kill Indrani’s daughter Sheena in 2009. But it was only after Sheena sent an email in March 2012 that the couple decided to execute the plan
The CBI has listed 47 witnesses, including the ‘witness numbered 32’ whose statement has been submitted in a sealed envelope. According to sources, this witness had been aware of the conspiracy since 2009, when the couple allegedly conspired to kill both Sheena and her brother Mekhail.

The chargesheet says that the reason why Mukerjea and Indrani decided to kill the two was that they were against Sheena’s relationship with Rahul. However, it says, Mukerjea agreed with Indrani’s plan to kill Mekhail too, owing to the “discomfort” Indrani had towards her two children from Kolkata-based businessman Siddharta Das. Sources claim the siblings were extorting the couple.

In pursuit of the plan, said the sources, Indrani returned to India in April 2012 while Mukerjea stayed in the UK and returned only on April 26, a day after the murder. On his return, they said, he and Indrani maintained the story of Sheena having settled down with a Nagpur-based boy in the US, whenever confronted by Rahul on Sheena’s whereabouts.

The CBI relied on call data records (CDRs) between Mukerjea and Indrani between April 24 and 25, 2012, when Sheena was murdered and her body was disposed of in Raigad. According to the sources, it is suspected that the calls were made to exchange ‘updates’ on the murder.

The agency has also studied the amount of money given by the couple to Vidhie — Indrani and Sanjeev Khanna’s daughter — as compared to what they gave to Sheena. The comparison has been made between 2005 and 2008.

Among the witnesses, the CBI has recorded the statement of JCP (Law and Order), Mumbai, Deven Bharti and Inspector Alaakhmoore, the then in charge of the Anti Extortion Cell of the Mumbai Police.

The chargesheet narrated the estranged relationship between Indrani and Sheena. “In an email sent by Sheena to her close friends are cited on August 26, 2009, nearly three years before the murder, Sheena had written to her stating that Indrani had tried her level best that she loses her job by contacting her higher ups in Reliance but she managed to save her job,” it reads.

“In a second email sent on August, 28, 2009, Sheena used cuss words for her mother Indrani and described how she is not a good mother and had tortured her.”

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    Mathangamoren
    Feb 17, 2016 at 2:45 am
    Super fantastic family
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      Lia
      Feb 17, 2016 at 1:26 am
      Some mothers are cruel. Nothing maternal about them. Selfishness and greed. I have one like that. Lot of sheena boras in India who suffer in silence. If a mother is ready to kill her kid which 3rd husband is going to have an issue with it ? If you don't care for your kid y should I? Things are.never how they seem.
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        Lia
        Feb 17, 2016 at 1:28 am
        Some.mothers are cruel. Nothing maternal about them. All Selfishness and greed. I have one like that. Life is bloody hard because we keep asking why and how when all.other.mothers can be so kind and loving India has a lot of sheena boras. We suffer in silence
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          Manu USA
          Feb 16, 2016 at 8:25 pm
          Why they killed her? For money or something else? They got so much to live for generations, and then she was their own, who was enled to have after their deaths. I am really ashamed of humanity.
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            David
            Feb 16, 2016 at 4:12 pm
            Hope the poor girl Sheena gets justice from our bloated cart age judiciary. These Peter and Indrani are crooks and murderers.
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              Shafted mohammed
              Feb 16, 2016 at 4:31 pm
              Peter tujhe tihar me Robert bhi milega aur dono vaha se media house chalana.
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                Finn
                Mar 23, 2016 at 8:35 am
                I have grown up with my parents knowing the family, albeit the past ten years or so I haven't seen them much. So weird, I was young when I knew them but they seemed like lovely people. I can't comment much on it. What I can say is that their daughter Vidhie is a beautiful person inside and out, and I knew her really well. While they themselves may not have revealed themselves to be great people, she herself is lovely and I feel deeply sorry she is having to go through this. I hope she doesn't get negative press because of this.
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                  dgfb
                  Feb 16, 2016 at 11:06 am
                  sadfv
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                    yousef
                    Feb 16, 2016 at 2:19 pm
                    If Peter fella and Indrani join Politics, they have a chance to get away with it
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