Peter Mukerjea’s son, Rahul, who was questioned by police Thursday, reportedly confirmed that he was in a relationship with Sheena Bora and they had shared an apartment in Union Park, Khar. “When Sheena did not return that night and her cellphone was switched off, Rahul along with Sheena’s brother tried to lodge a complaint. Indrani is believed to have spoken to police officials and informed them that she had moved to the US,” said sources.
Mumbai Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria, who was among the team of police officials who questioned Indrani Mukerjea through the day, said the statements of people allegedly involved in forging documents related to Sheena were also recorded. Sheena’s resignation letter is suspected to have been forged, as also a letter sent to her landlord in July 2012 cancelling her lease agreement.
Meanwhile, Mukerjea’s lawyer Gunjan Mangla on Thursday complained to the metropolitan magistrate that she was not allowed to meet her client since her arrest on August 25.
In her application before Bandra metropolitan magistrate, Mangla urged the court to direct police authorities to allow her to meet Indrani. The lawyer also claimed that Indrani was not provided the basic necessities.
Mangla told the court that on the first day she was denied permission to meet Indrani on the excuse that the probe was on. “On Thursday, when I went, they did not give permission citing the same reason. So we have approached the court on an urgent basis. It’s a constitutional right that she must be given,” she argued.
The court directed the prosecution to consult the investigating officer and file a reply.