Whether funds parked in Sheena account led to her murder?

CBI sources said the agency confronted Peter Mukerjea with the Income Tax returns filed by him and Indrani to ascertain their investments in India and abroad.

New Delhi: Former media baron Peter Mukerjea was on Friday grilled for six hours by the CBI which is trying to ascertain whether funds allegedly siphoned off from the media house founded by him and Indrani Mukerjea were parked in an overseas account of Sheena Bora which resulted in a dispute between Indrani and her daughter.

CBI sources said the agency questioned Peter on these lines today in different sessions.

They said the agency confronted Peter with the Income Tax returns filed by him and Indrani to ascertain their various investments in India and abroad.

The sources, however, clarified that at this stage it is difficult to nail any one possible motive behind Sheena's murder and the agency is working on a number of different angles which might have triggered the crime.

Sheena (24), Indrani's daughter from an earlier marriage, was allegedly killed by her mother, her former husband Sanjeev Khanna and her former driver Shyamvar Rai in April 2012.

While seeking custody of Peter from Mumbai special court, CBI has claimed that he has told the agency that accounts might have been opened in the name of Sheena by Indrani in banks in Hongkong and Singapore.

According to CBI, the couple's company 9X Media Pvt Ltd carried out its internal audit in which nine companies having shareholding as on March 2009 were found to have instances of misallocation and siphoning of substanial amounts of funds by Peter and Indrani.

CBI, represented by Additional Solicitor General Anil Singh, also told the court that the "money siphoned off from INX (in which Peter and Indrani were partners) dealings was routed to Sheena Bora's HSBC account in Singapore."

The reports of Serious Fraud Investigation Office and Income Tax and documents of chartered accountants substantiate the above facts, CBI said while seeking Peter's remand.

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