Media tycoon Peter Mukerjea, who was arrested on Thursday, has been charged with murder in the Sheena Bora case according to NDTV.
He's also been accused of attempted murder, kidnapping and criminal conspiracy by the CBI, which took over the investigation into Sheena Bora's murder from the Mumbai police in September.
Arguing that he was involved in the conspiracy behind the killing of Sheena Bora, the CBI sought 14-day custody of Peter Mukerjea. The investigative agency told the court that Peter had played an active role in the murder along with his wife Indrani Mukerjea. The CBI maintained that he was in continuous conversation with Indrani prior, during and after the murder.
The Mumbai Magistrate Court transferred the Sheena Bora murder case to sessions court for trial and directed all three accused to appear there on December 3.
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All of the accused in the April 2012 Sheena Bora murder case were produced before a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court here on Friday, including Indrani Mukerjea's husband, Peter Mukerjea, who was arrested Thursday.
Others apprehended include, Sanjeev Khanna, Indrani's ex-husband and her driver Shyamvar Rai.
Mikhail Bora, the son of Indrani Mukerjea, said on Friday that he would continue to demand justice for the murder of his sister Sheena and not hesitate to submit himself to questioning again if needed.
"I came to know about it yesterday night. I do not know what is going on about Peter Mukerjea. CBI is investigating. Let's see what happens. I will give my cooperation to the CBI. I am seeking justice for my sister and I hope i will get it soon," Mikhail told media here.
Indrani, her ex-husband husband Sanjeev Kumar and her former driver Shyamvar Rai, were arrested for the murder of her daughter Sheena in April 2012, whose partially-burnt body was found in the forests of Maharashtra's Raigad District.
On November 3, the judicial custody of Indrani Mukerjea, and the remaining two accused was extended till November 7 after their earlier remand had ended.
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The CBI's arrest of Peter Mukerjea, a former media magnate, followed an extensive interrogation of his son Rahul Mukerjea, who was in a relationship with Sheena.
Among other things, Rahul--grilled for nearly half a day--was asked whether he and Sheena had revealed to Peter that Sheena was not Indrani's sister but her daughter and also whether he had raised concerns about Sheena's safety after she disappeared in 2012.
With inputs from PTI
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