Mumbai: Even after three months since she was arrested for allegedly murdering her own daughter Sheena Bora, Indrani Mukerjea has not accepted her involvement in the case. However, the 42-year-old former media executive continues to remain loyal to her husband Peter Mukerjea.
In her latest statement, Indrani is said to have defended Peter and has claimed that he was innocent and was being dragged into the case. According to a report by the Times of India, Indrani became nervous after being told about Peter's arrest.
Indrani was told about Peter's arrest when she was brought to a special magistrate court for her remand last week. In the courtroom, Indrani told the CBI sleuths that Peter was innocent.
The “relationship” between Peter Mukerjea’s son Rahul and Indrani’s daughter Sheena Bora has been listed by a Mumbai court as one of the motives behind Sheena’s killing.
“On the basis of record and prosecution’s case two motives can be gathered..one is of relationship between step brother (Rahul) and sister (Sheena) and the other (is) the financial transaction,” observed Magistrate Mahesh R Natu, before whom Peter was produced for extension of his custody.
The court on Monday extended the CBI custody of Peter till November 26. The CBI had reiterated that financial transaction was the motive behind Sheena’s murder.
The agency had also said that Peter had disclosed that investments of crores of rupees were made by him and Indrani in the form of fixed deposits in UK and India and some immovable properties were also acquired by them during 2010-2011, but did not disclose the source of money for acquiring the said assets.