20/11/2015 3:42 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

Peter Mukerjea Charged With Murder: Reports

Hindustan Times via Getty Images
MUMBAI, INDIA - SEPTEMBER 4: Former CEO of Star India Peter Mukerjea arrives at Khar police station in connection with Sheena Bora murder case on September 4, 2015 in Mumbai, India. Indrani, her former husband Sanjeev Khanna and her former driver Shyamvar Rai have been arrested on the charge of murdering Sheena and disposing of the body in a Raigad forest in April 2012. (Photo by Pramod Thakur/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

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.

- See more at:

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.

Also Read: HuffPost India's Coverage Of The Sheena Bora Murder Case

Also Read: Villager Helped Police Locate Sheena Bora's Body

Also Read: Rahul Mukerjea Found Sheena's Passport

Also Read: Mikhail Says His Mother Tried To Kill Him The Same Day

Also Read: Sanjeev Khanna Confesses Complicity In Murder

Also Read: Police Exhume Sheena Bora's Remains

Also Read: The Who's Who In The Sheena Bora Case

Also Read: Police Question Peter Mukerjea's Son Rahul

Also Read: They Drove With Dead Daughter Seated Between Them

Also Read: Siddhartha Das Says Sheena Was His Daughter; Never Married Indrani

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

Contact HuffPost India

Also on HuffPost:

Photo gallery Sheena Bora Murder See Gallery