MUMBAI, Nov 23 - The CBI today told a court that financial transaction was the motive behind the murder of Sheena Bora, in which her step-father Peter Mukerjea, a former media magnate, and her mother are among the four accused.
The CBI also submitted that when Indrani tried to access Sheena�s email account, Peter was present with her.
The submissions were made by the CBI while seeking the extension of Peter�s custody by 10 days to probe the financial angle of the sensational case. The court, however, gave CBI the custody of Peter, who was arrested on November 19, only till November 26, after observing that there was nothing new in the agency�s arguments.
�Investigation is necessary, hence the custody has been extended till November 26,� magistrate Mahesh Natu said
The CBI while maintaining that financial transaction was the motive behind the murder of 24-year-old Bora, said Peter during his interrogation disclosed that crores of rupees were invested by him and Indrani.
�Peter disclosed that investments of crores of rupees were made by him and Indrani (his wife, prime accused in the case) in the form of fixed deposits in the UK and India, and some immovable properties were also acquired by them during 2010-2011, but he did not disclose the source of money for acquiring the said assets,� CBI�s custody extension application said.
The CBI had come across some important information and incriminating documents which are very crucial for the purpose of investigation, it said, adding that Peter had exclusive knowledge about the same, so he needed to be interrogated thoroughly.
Additional Solicitor General Anil Singh, appearing for CBI, said when Indrani tried to access Sheena�s email account Peter was present with her.
Indrani Mukerjea, her former husband Sanjeev Khanna and her former driver Shyamvar Rai are already chargesheeted in the case for the murder of Sheena Bora (24), Indrani�s daughter from an earlier marriage, in April 2012. � PTI