Mumbai: CBI today questioned Rahul Mukerjea, who has handed over several documents allegedly used by Sheena Bora to “blackmail” her mother Indrani Mukerjea.
Rahul is considered an “important link” in the sensational Sheena Bora murder case by the agency which also continued the grilling of his father Peter Mukerjea, an accused in the case who was arrested on November 19.
Rahul has handed over the documents belonging to Sheena, which, according to a source, she used for “blackmailing” Indrani, who is accused of murdering her.
According to investigators, Sheena, who was engaged to Rahul, was blackmailing Indrani that if she did not give her a 3 BHK flat in the city, she would expose her by telling people that she was Indrani’s daughter and not sister, as the latter had claimed.
Rahul visited the CBI office, situated opposite to Secretariat in South Mumbai, this morning and handed over breakfast to Peter, a former media baron, who has been arrested on charges of murder and criminal conspiracy.
Rahul stayed at the office for about an hour and returned again in afternoon, according to CBI officials.
“Yes, I am being questioned and there isn’t any confrontation between me and my father. I don’t want to compromise on the investigation and I will make a statement at right time,” Rahul told media persons before entering the CBI office at around 1:50 PM.
He left the office at around 5:30 PM without talking to waiting media.
Rahul is Peter’s son from first wife and stepson of the prime accused in the case Indrani Mukerjea.
An official said that CBI questioned Rahul on various claims made by Peter in his defence.
As per CBI, Peter was in know of Sheena’s murder and had been in continuous touch with Indrani over phone from UK before, during and after the crime.
CBI had yesterday grilled Peter for around 11 hours and his interrogation started again in morning, the sources said without elaborating.
According to them, the CBI, which will seek further remand of Peter as his custody is expiring tomorrow, has also summoned those persons who used to handle his accounts with relevant documents comprising his income tax details.
Rahul, who was trying to trace Sheena after her sudden disappearance on April 24, 2012, started recording telephonic conversation he had with Peter and Indrani over Sheena’s whereabouts as he found their replies evasive and inconsistent.
He had given these audio clips to the police before the probe was transferred to CBI.
As per the chargesheet filed by CBI in court, Indrani was against Rahul’s relationship with Sheena as she feared that Sheena will become inheritor of entire property of her and Peter, which is suspected to be the prime motive behind the murder.
Apart from Peter and Indrani, other accused in the case are the latter’s former husband Sanjeev Khanna and former driver Shyamvar Rai who have been remanded to judicial custody till December 3.