MUMBAI: After questioning Indrani Mukerjea’s second husband Sanjeev Khanna, the Mumbai Police have told Kolkata court that Khanna was not only involved in Sheena Bora’s murder on April 24, 2012 but also in its planning with his former wife.
It is to be noted that Indrani had booked a hotel room at Worli so that Khanna could fly in from Kolkata on the day of the incident.
According to the report submitted by Mumbai Police, Indrani explained how she had gone for a recce at Raigad’s Pen area along with her deiver Shyam Rai on April 23 to look out for the exact spot where to dispose of the body.
After finding the place, she then phoned Khanna and told him about her plan. However, Khanna claims that he was called to Mumbai by Indrani to meet their daughter Vidhie, not Sheena. He then claimed of climbing into the SUV that was driven by Shyam along with Indrani but he maintained that he had slept off in few minutes only and he woke up to find Sheena dead near him.
But at the same time, Khanna was unable to answer two crucial questions, first whether Sheena did not even try to raise her voice while she was being killed and secondly, why was Khanna quiet all these years even after realizing that Sheena was murdered.
In the mean while, after rejecting his bail plea, the local Alipore city court on Thursday granted Mumbai police Khanna’s five-day remand. Accepting the remand request, the Chief Judicial Magistrate Alipore Court, Rajesh Chakraborty directed police to produce him before a designated Mumbai court by September 1.
According to the sources, Khanna had even joined Indrani in threatening the driver Shyam who was paid Rs. 1 lakh for doing the job. The driver also admitted to the police that he was threatened by both Indrani and Khanna that if he exposes any detail about the murder, he would meet the same fate.
On the other hand, for the second time within 12 hours, Rahul Mukerjea, son of Indrani’s current husband, former Star India CEO Peter Mukerjea was questioned by the police as he was in a relationship with his step sister. According to the reports, both Indrani and Peter were against their relationship.
First Published | 28 August 2015 1:03 PM