Indrani Mukerjea, the prime accused in the Sheena Bora murder case, had told her step-son Rahul that Sheena spoke to her only when she wanted money, according to a transcript accessed by CBI.
"The only reason she contacted me basically because she wanted money... There was no other reason that she wanted to contact me," Indrani told Rahul in one of their telephonic conversations after Sheena disappeared which he recorded.
Rahul, who was engaged to Sheena, had started recording conversations with Indrani after he began to distrust her.
Indrani also told him she had not seen Sheena after 9.15 pm on April 24, 2012 (the day she was murdered).
Rahul, who kept trying to get information about Sheena after her sudden disappearance, was convinced at one point that Indrani knew about her whereabouts.
"Indrani has got Sheena's phone number and she found her. Indrani had her number all along... Indrani had cooked up a plan with Sheena," Rahul told Peter Mukerjea, his father. Peter, who is married to Indrani, told him that he had spoken to Sheena after April 24, but all she said was "I am fine."
Peter was arrested on November 19 last year for his alleged role in the murder conspiracy. Before that police arrested Indrani, her former husband Sanjeev Khanna and her driver Shyamvar Rai.
Sheena (24), Indrani's daughter from an earlier relationship, was allegedly strangled in a car and her body was disposed of in a forest in Raigad district. CBI has said that the motive behind the murder was related to financial transactions.