The CBI investigates the sensational Sheena Bora murder case, a report on Wednesday said, former media honcho Indrani Mukerjea had tried to kill her daughter six years ago. According to the police, the attempt was made after Sheena demanded a three-bedroom flat from Indrani Mukherjea, the prime accused in the murder case, in Bandra area of Mumbai.
Sheena had reportedly asked for the flat in lieu of not revealing that she was Indrani’s daughter and not sister. The revelations come two days after a Mumbai court extended the custody of all three accused – Indrani, Sanjeev Khanna and Shyam Rai – in the case till October 5.
Sheena was allegedly strangulated to death in a car by Indrani and her accomplices three years ago. Her body was then burnt and dumped at a forest in Raigad, about 84 km from Mumbai.
According to police, a team of forensic auditors, chartered accountants, income tax consultants and officers of the Economic Offences Wing have also been scrutinising various companies, investments, properties not only in India but also in UK and Spain, belonging to Indrani and her husband Peter Mukerjea as well as the companies owned by them.
Last week, the Maharashtra government decided to transfer the Sheena Bora murder probe to CBI after days of uncertainty on the supervisory role of former Mumbai police chief Rakesh Maria, who was shunted in the midst of the inquiry that he had helmed proactively.