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CBI likely to name senior Mumbai Police official in chargesheet for delay in Sheena Bora murder probe

IndThe Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is likely to name a senior official of the Mumbai Police in the chargesheet in the Sheena Bora murder case. According to sources, the CBI may name the police official for allegedly delaying the investigation in the case.

This comes a day after the arrest of prime accused Indrani Mukherjea’s husband and media honcho Peter Mukerjea in connection with the case.

Mukerjea is slated to be produced before court on Friday and the CBI is expected to seek his custody for further interrogation.

According to sources, Peter Mukerjea’s arrest came following a tip off from Indrani. Mukerjea has been booked for criminal conspiracy.

Sources further said that Peter Mukerjea’s arrest came as the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) felt that his custodial interrogation was required to probe the financial dealings since he had been making contradictory statements and concealing important information.

The media honcho has been charged for causing disappearance of evidence of offence, and was arrested after Indrani said that he was aware of Sheena’s murder.

Sources also said that CBI was not convinced with the statements given by Mukerjea as it found them to be contradictory. Hence, his custodial interrogation is required to verify several points.

On Thursday, the CBI had filed a chargesheet against Indrani, her former husband Sanjeev Khanna and driver Shyamvar Rai in a Mumbai court, for abducting and killing her 23-year-old daughter Sheena Bora in 2012.

The development came after the forensic report prepared by the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) confirms that the remains found in Raigad forest near Mumbai belongs to Sheena Bora. It also claimed that she was strangled to death.

All the accused were booked on the charges of abduction, murder, destruction of evidence, cheating and forgery. The sleuths also charged Indrani with some provisions of the Information Technology Act for creating a fake social networking ID in her daughter’s name to prove that she is alive and studying abroad.

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