A special CBI court on Saturday has adjourned the hearing in Sheena Bora murder case till November 15. In its second supplementary chargesheet, the CBI had cited an email in which Rahul Mukerjea refers to an alleged threat from his father Peter and wife Indrani. The email was sent by Rahul, Peter’s son from his first marriage, in July 2012, three months after Sheena disappeared. Addressing Sheena, he wrote, “I dunno what the heck is going on!! People are still calling me with their worry. P and I (Peter and Indrani) are still giving me bakwaas and warning me about being shot or beaten up.”
Rahul’s statement and other emails formed part of the two earlier chargesheets filed against Indrani, her former husband Sanjeev Khanna and Peter. The CBI has claimed Peter was involved in the conspiracy to murder Sheena and had deliberately attempted to mislead Rahul after her death. Rahul, who was in a relationship with Sheena, had been attempting to look for her since April 23, 2012, when she was allegedly murdered. A few other mails exchanged between Rahul, Peter and others form part of the chargesheet filed by the CBI on Friday.
The CBI has also cited an email sent by Peter to Rahul in May 2012 on Rahul and Sheena’s relationship. “…initially I was ok with the relationship as I figured due to economic pressures it could break anyway — as Sheena would want more from life and would tell you that and leave you if she didn’t get it after a while. And I was more interested in your safety. I could understand you having a broken heart for a time but nothing more than that and I didn’t want any harm to come to you in the processes,” Peter’s email states. It ends with, “Who knows what things people can get up to in their quest for saving their girls or their reputations.”
The chargesheet further includes 13 witness statements, including that of Sheena’s younger brother, Mekhail. Though an important part of the case, the CBI had not included his statement in the earlier chargesheets.