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CBI to get Hong Kong bank details soon in Sheena Bora case

CBI is expected to receive information from Interpol on the details of an account opened by Indrani Mukerjea, prime accused in Sheena Bora murder case,in a bank in Hong Kong.

CBI informed this in a court here where it produced Indrani’s husband and former media baron Peter Mukerjea and got his custody extended by one more day.

CBI’s counsel Bharat Badami told magistrate R V Adone that the Interpol information on the bank account opened by Indrani in Hong Kong is likely to be received by this evening or tomorrow morning.

Seeking extension of Peter’s custody, CBI told the court that it needs to ascertain if he had made any ‘deceptive reply’ during the polygraph test conducted on him on Saturday and Sunday.

“The custody (of Peter) is required to ascertain his version on the point of deceptive reply, if any, during the polygraph test and also to ascertain other relevant facts”, CBI said in its remand report.

Peter, 59, husband of Indrani, was arrested on November 19 for his alleged role in the sensational murder case and has been in CBI custody since then.

He was on Friday taken to Delhi by CBI for conducting a polygraph test on him and brought back to Mumbai today.

“The custody of the accused is extended till December 1,” metropolitan magistrate R V Adone said.

The probe agency also told the court that the report of polygraph test is likely to come by tomorrow.

Sheena (24) was allegedly strangled in a car and then her body burnt and dumped in a forest in Raigad, about 84km from Mumbai.

Indrani (43), her former husband Sanjeev Khanna and her ex-driver Shyamvar Rai have been chargesheeted in the murder case. The victim was Indrani’s daughter from an earlier marriage.

The CBI counsel also told the court that Peter has been confronted with many documents and transactions and an “investigation is necessary as the case is at a very crucial stage”.

He said that from the financial transactions, it was revealed that a major portion of money was given to Vidhie (daughter of Indrani and Sanjeev Khanna) and some portion was also given to Sheena Bora, Indrani’s daughter by an earlier relationship.

CBI, while maintaining that financial transaction was the motive behind the murder of 24-year-old Bora, had earlier said that Peter, during his interrogation, disclosed investments of crores of rupees made by him and Indrani.

Meanwhile, Peter was heard saying a CBI officer, during the hearing, that “hold me as long as you want but I am not guilty of anything.”

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