Peter Mukerjea arrested, to be produced in court: Here are the biggest developments in Sheena Bora murder case - Former media baron Peter Mukerjea has been arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with the murder of Sheena Bora, daughter of his wife and prime accused Indrani Mukerjea who is already in custody for the alleged crime.
Peter has been booked under Section 201 of the Indian Penal Code, which relates to causing the disappearance of evidence of offence, or providing false information, and will be produced in court today.
On Thursday, the CBI filed a 1,000 page charge sheet in the case against Indrani, her former husband Sanjeev Khanna and driver Shyamvar Rai. It was the latter's statement that nailed Peter.
Peter not only knew about the murder but also knew for over a decade that Sheena was Indrani's daughter, according to The Hindu report. Shortly after Peter and Indrani's marriage in 2003, a letter from Indrani's Guwahati-based parents requesting financial support for her two children, Sheena and Mikhail reportedly landed on Peter's desk at work.
A DNA report has highlighted the possible financial angle in the case that might have been a reason leading to Peter's arrest. It mentions that Sheena murder investigation had earlier revealed that Indrani and Peter had taken a loan of Rs 87 crore, of which only half went into buying shares of INX Media Private Limited, the media house owned by the couple.
In 2012, INX Media was shown as having paid one of its directors ? which could either refer to Indrani or Peter - Rs 87 crore, which was seemingly couched as a 'loss on the share' of the company.
This development surfaced shortly after April, which was when Sheena was alleged to have been murdered, is fishy enough, but DNA also notes that the transactions must have been shown as a gain rather than a loss.
On Friday, Peter will be produced in court. But who will represent him? That's a big question mark in this hazy case.