A special court on Tuesday sent former media tycoon Peter Mukerjea, one of the four prime accused in the Sheena Bora murder case, to judicial custody till December 14.
Mukerjea has been in the custody of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) since the agency arrested him on November 19 from Mumbai.
The prosecution lawyer said that as of now they did not require Mukerjea further in CBI custody and sought judicial custody for him.
The CBI had earlier sought four days custody of Mukerjea for investigation pertaining to certain financial transactions, including details of bank accounts opened by his wife and co-accused Indrani Mukerjea in Hong Kong besides other issues.
The CBI said it also wanted to ascertain whether Mukerjea gave any deceptive replies during the polygraph test he underwent in New Delhi on November 28.
Strongly opposing further remand, the defence lawyer claimed that Mukerjea had nothing to hide and he had willingly undergone the polygraph test.
Following the submissions, Metropolitan Magistrate RV Adone extended Mukerjea’ CBI custody till Tuesday.
Mukerjea was arrested on November 19 from his home in Mumbai and has been in CBI custody since then.
Among other things, the CBI contends that Mukerjea was aware of the killing of Sheena, the daughter of his wife Indrani Mukerjea.
In August, the Mumbai Police arrested Indrani, her ex-husband Sanjeev Khanna and her former driver Shyamwar Rai in connection with the murder.
The three are in CBI custody till December 3.