09/02/2017 11:16 AM IST | Updated 09/02/2017 3:02 PM IST

Sheena Bora Murder Co-Accused Peter Mukerjea Alleges Wife Indrani Forged His Signature On Bank Documents

The CBI court has directed banks to verify any letter sent by Indrani.

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In a new development in the Sheena Bora murder case, a special CBI court on Wednesday directed banks and other institutions not to consider any letters sent by the murder accused as valid unless personally confirmed by the sender.

According to reports, the directive was issued after Indrani's husband and co-accused in the murder, Peter Mukerjea, filed an application in the court stating that Indrani had forged his signatures relinquishing his rights over their two joint bank accounts.

In his order, the special CBI trial court Judge H S Mahajan, said that if Peter "suspects something is wrong" it was "desirable for banks to first get confirmation from both Indrani and Peter, [about] the genuiness, correctnesss of such documents or documents produced by them."

Other reports have suggested that the estranged couple, whose fixed deposits lie in both the accounts, have refused to sign documents on any occasion when either wanted to withdraw any money. This happened after Indrani told the court in January that she wanted to file for divorce from Peter.

Sheena Bora, the daughter of Indrani and her partner Siddharth Das, was murdered on 24 April, 2012. About a year later, Indrani's former driver Shyamvar Rai was arrested in connection with the case and turned approver, submitting a detailed account of the murder in his confessional statement.

According to Rai, Indrani came up with the plan to murder Sheena with the help of her former husband, Sanjeev Khanna. Rai didn't name Peter Mukerjea as an accomplice.

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