CBI opposes bail for Peter Mukerjea, says probe is still on

Mumbai: The prosecution today wrapped up its argument opposing the bail application of former media baron Peter Mukerjea arrested by CBI in Sheena Bora murder case.

Peter Mukerjea
Peter Mukerjea

Special public prosecutors Bharat Badami and Kavita Patil argued that investigation was still underway and CBI will be placing more documents related to the case before the court. "Though Peter was in the UK (in April 2012 when the murder took place), he was in constant touch with (his wife and prime accused) Indrani," Badami said.

The murder was a fall-out of a conspiracy to which every accused was party, he noted. CBI also submitted the case diary before the court. Investigation was at a crucial stage and tampering with the evidence was possible if the bail was granted, the lawyers added.

Peter's bail application had been rejected once earlier. He was arrested on November 19, 2016. Other arrested accused are Indrani, her former husband Sanjeev Khanna and her driver Shyamvar Rai.

Indrani, Rai and Khanna allegedly strangled Sheena (24), Indrani's daughter from earlier relationship, inside a car here in April 2012. The crime came to light last August. According to CBI, the crime was linked to financial transactions.

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