Mumbai: The family of former media tycoon Peter Mukerjea on Thursday said his arrest in connection with the murder of his step-daughter Sheena Bora has shocked it.
"This has been a trying time for the family as it would be for anyone in similar circumstances. Peter is a much loved member of the family, known for his generous and compassionate nature and an honourable and impeccable reputation," a statement issued by the family said.
It said the family is confident of Peter's innocence and they are in no doubt that due process will ultimately reveal this.
"It would be best at this time that the agencies are allowed to conduct their work in an unhampered manner - without irresponsible conclusions being arrived at in the interim period by any party."
Earlier this week, the 59-year-old Peter was taken to New Delhi for two days for questioning by senior CBI officials and experts on the financial trail in the sensational murder case. He was brought to Mumbai this morning.
The central agency had claimed it has come across some important information and documents which are very crucial for probe relating to the case.
Sheena (24), Indrani's daughter from an earlier marriage, was allegedly killed by her mother, Khanna and Rai in April 2012.