Sheena murder: Accused’s police custody extended to September 7
Mumbai: A court here on Saturday extended, till September 7, the police custody of Indrani P. Mukherjea and two other prime accused in the Sheena Bora murder case.
Seeking extension of the remand, the Mumbai police, among other things, claimed that Indrani was not cooperating with them in the murder investigations of her daughter Sheena Bora.
Indrani, 47, the wife of former media baron Peter Mukherjea, was produced in the court along with her former husband Sanjeev Khanna, 50, and her driver Shyamvar Rai, 43, as their remand ended on Saturday.
Accepting the police plea, Additonal Chief Metropolitan Magistrate S. M. Chandgade granted three days extension of police custody for the three accused.
In its detailed remand copy, police said they wanted to investigate attempts made after the victim’s death to prove that she was alive by misusing her email id, and sending emails to several persons from it.
Police was in touch with the concerned email service providers, as well as Skype internet on which calls were made, the details of which were awaited.
Police also wanted to know at whose behest the crime spot where the victim’s body was disposed off – Gagode village in Pen, Raigad district, around 95 kms south of Mumbai – was selected and why.
The investigators are seeking to details of certain credit cards transactions through which purchases were made from different places, details of bank accounts and related aspects in preparation for the crime.
Moreover, details of the bank accounts and financial transactions by the accused trio was also needed to be probed, as also more investigations in Kolkata where a part of the conspiracy to kill Sheena Bora was hatched, and to unravel the motives behind the crime.
After the court order, the trio was taken back to the Khar Police Station.