Charge sheet against Mukerjea filed

Charge sheet against Mukerjea filed

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday filed a charge sheet against former Star TV CEO and media tycoon Peter Mukerjea in the sensational Sheena Bora murder case.

The CBI’s decision to charge Mukerjea with criminal conspiracy, murder and destruction of evidence among others comes three months after his arrest.

The 59-year-old businessman was arrested on November 19, 2015, and hours after chargesheets were filed against his wife Indrani, her first husband Sanjeev Khanna and driver Shyamvar Rai. 

This is the supplementary chargesheet in the case.

Bail plea rejectionMukerjea’s bail plea was rejected on February 12, by a special CBI court which observed that the chargesheet was yet to be filed as investigation was still on.

Sheena, daughter of Indrani with her first live-in partner Siddhartha Das, was in a live-in relationship with her step-brother Rahul Mukerjea — son of Peter Mukerjea. Indrani had introduced Sheena and her brother Mikhail as her siblings to the Mukerjeas. 

Discovery of bodySheena’s body was found in Pen taluka on May 23, 2012, 29 days after her murder, but no ADR or FIR was registered. Only an entry was made at the police station diary.

 “During investigation, a medical board minutely examined the skeleton as well as conducted superimposition of the skull which established the identity of the deceased...investigations further has established the role of the four accused in the case,” official sources said.

The CBI in its chargesheet before the Additional Metropolitan Magistrate R V Adone said that a total of 52 witnesses were examined and their statements and other relevant documents compiled.

 The statement of one of the witnesses (witness number 32) was submitted in a sealed envelope to the Esplanade Magistrate Court.

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