A magistrate court in Mumbai on Thursday handed the Central Bureau of Investigation four more days of custody of former media magnate Peter Mukerjea, who is an accused in the Sheena Bora murder case. The investigative body had demanded custody for one more week.
The CBI told the court that Mukerjea, along with his wife and co-accused Indrani Mukerjea, formed various companies between 2006-'07 and invested Rs 900 crore. PTI reported that the investigative body has written to Interpol seeking access to the couple's accounts, including one in Bora's name at HSBC Bank, Singapore. The CBI suspect a financial motive behind Bora's murder, reports said.
Mukerjea was brought to Mumbai on Thursday after being questioned in New Delhi for two days. His lawyer pleaded that Mukerjea was not aware of his stepdaughter’s murder and the details surrounding her going missing. He said he was innocent and a “victim of his wife’s devious methods”, ANI reported. Mukerjea was arrested on November 19 by the CBI. Indrani Mukerjea and two other accused have been in police custody since August.