Sheena Bora murder case: 'Ailing' Peter wants home food in jail

After former media magnate Peter Mukerjea’s judicial custody was extended till December 28, he asked the court to allow him homemade food

A Magistrate court yesterday extended the judicial custody of former media baron Peter Mukerjea till December 28 in the Sheena Bora murder case even as he moved an application seeking homemade food in jail on account of his ailments. Magistrate R V Adone’s order came since Peter’s 14-day custody granted on December 1, expired yesterday.

Peter Mukerjea at the Esplanade Court yesterday. Pic/PTI
Peter Mukerjea at the Esplanade Court yesterday. Pic/PTI

For health purposes
Meanwhile, the application moved by Mukerjea’s lawyer Kushal Mor, sought home cooked food for Peter in jail as he is a senior citizen with heart ailments and has been taking medicine to lower his cholesterol.

“In CBI custody, it was being ensured that he gets a proper healthy diet, now that he is in jail we need to ensure that he gets a proper diet according to his medical needs,” Mor told the court.

However, CBI special prosecutor Kavita Patil said jail officials always take care of their inmates. Magistrate Adone is likely to pass an order on Peter’s application today.

Background
Peter (59), husband of prime accused Indrani Mukerjea, was arrested on November 19 for his alleged role in the murder case and was in CBI custody. He has been kept at Arthur Road Jail.

He was later taken to Delhi by CBI to conduct a polygraph test and brought back to Mumbai. Sheena (24) was allegedly strangled in a car and then burnt and dumped in a forest in Raigad, about 84 km from Mumbai.

Indrani (43), her former husband Sanjeev Khanna and her ex-driver Shyam Rai have been chargesheeted in the case.

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