In a further dramatic turn of events in the sensational Sheena Bora murder case, Peter Mukherja, husband of Indrani Mukherjea who was arrested for allegedly murdering her own daughter Sheena, has been charged with murder, kidnapping and criminal conspiracy. Filing the chargesheet at a Mumbai court today, the CBI reportedly said that telephonic conversations point to his knowledge of the murder.
Times Now reports that CBI has told the court that Peter Mukherjea played an active role in commission of the offence and that he also lied to his son, Rahul, who was believed to be dating Sheena.
Peter Mukerjea's wife Indrani Mukerjea was arrested in August 2015, days after the remains of Sheena Bora - her daughter - were found in a forest 80 km from Mumbai.
Sheena was strangled in 2012 allegedly by Indrani Mukerjea, her ex-husband Sanjeev Khanna and driver Shyam Rai.
Media reports say Peter Mukerjea was arrested after Indrani Mukerjea's conflicting statements led the CBI to believe that he was aware of the plot to kill his step-daughter.
CBI has sought 14 days custody of Peter Mukherjea to further establish the motive of the murder.
The Mumbai police had earlier learnt that Peter Mukerjea had received an email from Sheena's hotmail account after her disappearance. Indrani Mukerjea had allegedly used this account to send emails to Peter Mukerjea and Rahul Mukerjea, her son from a previous marriage and Sheena's fiance. She also sent mails to Vidhie Mukerjea, another daughter, and Sheena's brother Mekhail Bora.
All the family members were told that Sheena Bora had moved to US with a boyfriend.