Even as former media magnate Peter Mukerjea was arrested in connection with the Sheena Bora murder case, the CBI questioned his son Rahul Mukerjea for over 12 hours in Mumbai.
Rahul, who was said to be in a relationship with Sheena, was called to the Central Bureau of Investigation's (CBI) office in south Mumbai last night, sources said. He was seen coming out of the CBI office at around 10.30 am on Friday.
Rahul was asked whether he and Sheena had revealed to Peter that Sheena was not Indrani's sister but her daughter, the sources said. He was also asked if he had raised concerns about Sheena's safety after she disappeared in 2012, they said.
Rahul was grilled for over 12 hours, the sources said. His statement was being confirmed with the statement given by his father Peter Mukerjea to ascertain the facts of the sensational murder case.
Peter Mukherjea was on Thursday arrested by CBI, hours after it filed a charge sheet in which his wife Indrani Mukherjee, the mother of the victim born from her first marriage, and two others were accused of the crime. Sources in the probe agency said he was arrested for allegedly 'shielding the accused' and 'inconsistencies' in his statements.
The CBI had on Thursday also filed a chargesheet in the case, three months after Sheena Bora's remains were found in a forest near Mumbai. Sheena Bora was allegedly murdered by her mother Indrani Mukerjea, Indrani's former husband Sanjeev Khanna and her former driver Shyamvar Rai in April 2012. The body of the 24-year-old was dumped in a forest in the neighbouring Raigad district.
The chargesheet names Indrani, Khanna and Rai as accused-who were all arrested in August this year. The agency has charged them with criminal conspiracy to kidnap, murder, cheating, destruction of evidence, forgery and use of forged documents besides violation of provisions of Information Technology Act.