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Sheena murder: CBI seeks Interpol help, Peter Mukerjea’s custody extended

Maintaining that there was financial motive behind the murder, CBI told court that part of the money from News X channel, owned by Peter, sale was deposited in an overseas bank in Sheena's account.

By: Express Web Desk | Mumbai |
Updated: November 26, 2015 6:14:40 pm
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The CBI custody of media baron Peter Mukerjea was extended till November 30 by a Mumbai Court in the sensational Sheena Bora murder case.

He was presented before a CBI court on Thursday afternoon after he was brought here from New Delhi where he was taken for investigation by the agency three days ago.

The prosecution requested for additional custody of Peter as they wanted to probe the money angle and also carry out a polygraph (lie detector) test on him.

Alleging financial motive behind the murder, the CBI told the court that part of the money from News X channel, owned by Peter, sale was deposited in an overseas bank in Sheena’s account. The CBI said that the money has been siphoned off and deposited in the HSBC account of Sheena.

The CBI also wrote to Interpol seeking details of the HSBC accounts of Mukerjeas including the one held by Sheena. Financial transaction worth Rs.900 crore is under scanner of the CBI.

Peter was arrested on November 20 from his home in Mumbai’s Worli area and has been in CBI custody since then.

Among other things, the CBI contends that Peter was aware of the killing of Sheena, the daughter of his wife Indrani Mukerjea.

In August, Mumbai police had arrested Indrani, her ex-husband Sanjeev Khanna and her former driver Shyamwar Rai in connection with the murder.

The trio of Indrani, Khanna and Rai is in CBI custody till December 3.

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