MUMBAI, Nov 19 - In a fresh twist in the Sheena Bora murder case, former media magnate Peter Mukherjea was today arrested by CBI, hours after it filed a chargesheet in which his wife Indrani Mukherjee, the mother of the victim born from her first marriage, and two others were accused of the crime.
The CBI spokesperson said that Mukherjea�s name surfaced during its probe in the case and �he has been arrested�.
The spokesperson refused to divulge any further details in the case but sources in the probe agency said he has been arrested for allegedly �shielding the accused� and �inconsistencies� in his statements. Peter was placed under arrest after another round of questioning today.
He has been kept in the office of Special Task Force of CBI here and will be produced before the competent court tomorrow.
The development came on a day when the CBI filed a chargesheet in the murder of Sheena Bora who was allegedly murdered by her mother Indrani Mukherjea, Indrani�s former husband Sanjeev Khanna and her former driver Shyamvar Rai here in April 2012. The body of the 24-year-old was dumped in a forest in the neighbouring Raigad district.
The chargesheet was filed three months after Sheena Bora�s remains were found in a forest near Mumbai.
The chargesheet, running into more than 1,000 pages and containing statements of 150 witnesses, 200 documents and seven statements recorded before magistrate, was submitted before magistrate RV Adone at Esplanade court in South Mumbai. It names Indrani, Khanna and Rai as accused � who were all arrested in August this year. The agency has charged them with criminal conspiracy to kidnap, murder, cheating, destruction of evidence, forgery and use of forged documents besides violation of provisions of Information Technology Act. � PTI