CBI which is probing the financial trail in the Sheena Bora murder case, on Thursday said that nearly Rs 900 crore were invested by former media baron Peter Mukerjea and his wife Indrani in several companies that were formed between 2006-2007.
The revelations came after Peter Mukerjea, who was arrested in connection with the Sheena Bora murder case on November 19, was probed by the CBI at the headquarters in the Capital since the last three days.
Peter was Interrogation with reference to his business dealings in various firms that are viewed to be a possible motive behind the murder. the course of interrogation, the CBI also learnt that 9X Media Private Limited had carried out an audit which showed that Peter and his wife Indrani had stated mis allocated and siphoned off funds of nine companies holding shares on March 31, 2009.
Officials said that the bank accounts may have been maintained in HSBC and several other banks in Singapore by Indrani Mukerjea is the name of her daughter Sheena Bora.
The CBI will now find out whether or not the money was parked off in benami accounts in India and abroad. Transaction papers also needs to be verified and taken.
Meantime, the agency has also identified bank accounts of Peter and Indrani and found that she has over a dozen fixed deposits.
The custody of Peter Mukerjea was extended till November 30 by a special court in Mumbai on Thursday.
Sources in the agency said Peter Mukerjea’s remand is necessary because he has been “evasive” and “not cooperating” with the agency.
He will be brought to Delhi again by the CBI for further interrogation and may also be subjected to polygraph and brain mapping tests.
“He has not been cooperating in the probe and it appears that he was part of larger conspiracy. We will seek extension of Peter’s custody,” said a CBI official on condition of anonymity.
Peter Mukerjea’s son Rahul is also in the national capital and has been called twice to join the investigation.
According to CBI Reports, Rahul Mukerjea and Sheena Bora were in a relationship.
The CBI had arrested Indrani Mukerjea, her second husband Sanjeev Khanna and her driver Shyamvar Rai in connection with the Sheena Bora murder case.
Sheena Bora was allegedly Throat to extract slay in a car on April 24, 2012, and her body was burnt and dumped in a forest in Raigad.