Sheena Bora murder case: Peter Mukerjea to stay in jail; bail plea rejected

Judge HS Mahajan maintained that since investigation into the case was still on, it was not the right stage to grant bail to Peter.

Mumbai: The bail plea of former media baron Peter Mukerjea, arrested in the Sheena Bora murder case, was on Friday rejected by a special CBI court which observed that charge sheet was yet to be filed and investigation in the matter was still on.

Since investigation into the case was still on, it's not the right stage to grant bail to Peter, judge H S Mahajan maintained.

The bail plea will be considered once charge sheet is submitted, he added.

Peter, whose wife Indrani Mukerjea is the prime accused in the case, was arrested on November 19 for his alleged role in the murder conspiracy.

The 59-year-old was questioned by CBI for two weeks after which he was remanded in judicial custody and sent to the Arthur Road Jail here.

Other co-accused Sanjeev Khanna and Shyamvar Rai, Indrani's former driver, too, are in the same jail. Indrani is lodged at the Byculla women's jail.

Sheena (24), Indrani's daughter from an earlier relationship, was allegedly strangled in a car in April 2012 and her body burnt and dumped in a forest in adjoining Raigad district.

CBI, which took over the probe from Mumbai police late last year, suspects that financial transactions led to the murder of Sheena.

The murder took place in 2012 but came to light in late August last year.

( Source : PTI )
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