The Central Bureau of Investigation on Friday filed a third chargesheet in a special court in the 2012 Sheena Bora murder case.
In its supplementary chargsheet, the CBI claimed that Peter Mukerjea, Indrani’s husband, was aware of the disposal of Sheena’s body. The CBI said it has given further proof to implicate Peter’s involvement in the case. Both Peter and Indrani are in jail awaiting trial.
Peter had allegedly sent several emails to his son to discourage him against any affair with Sheena.
“Further investigation has revealed that Indrani Mukherjea kept Peter Mukherjea informed on the phone about the selection of place for disposal of dead body of Sheena during the period of reccee and selection of spot on 23.4.2012, that is on the day of murder,” the CBI said.
Indrani also reportedly kept Peter in the loop and he was aware of the disposal of Sheena’s body.
24-year-old Sheena, daughter of Indrani Mukerjea from a previous relationship, was allegedly strangulated in a vehicle on April 24, 2012.
Her body was later burnt and dumped in a forest near Gagode, in Raigad district of Maharashtra.
The Mumbai Police arrested Indrani, her former driver Shyamvar P. Rai and ex-husband Sanjeev Khanna in August 2015, and later the CBI nabbed media baron Peter Mukerjea in November.
On June 20 this year, the Special Court granted Rai’s plea for a pardon in return for turning approver and a prosecution witness in the case.
In its chargesheet filed in November 2015, the CBI had named Indrani, Khanna and Rai as accused in the case.
In February, the CBI in a supplementary charge sheet reportedly stated that prime accused Peter and Indrani had been planning Sheena’s murder since 2009, because they were unhappy with her relationship with Rahul.
The 52-page charge sheet also includes call records between the husband and wife after disposing of Sheena’s body.