Mumbai: The confession of Sanjeev Khanna, one of the accused in the mysterious Sheena Bora murder case, can put the prime accused and victim's mother Indrani Mukerjea into dock, whom the Mumbai Police were finding hard to break.
The police struggled through Thursday to extract information from the former media tycoon Indrani as she repeatedly changed her statement during efforts to unravel a crime that has transfixed the nation.
"Indrani has proved to be a tough nut to crack even for a team of experienced interrogators as she has been skillfully answering the questions. She has been curt with her replies and this forced investigators to confront her with questions that emerged from the statement of Peter Mukerjea's younger son, Rahul," a Hindustan Times report quoted Mumbai Police Commissioner as saying.
However, after Rakesh Maria's confirmation about his involvement in the case it will be interesting to see how Indrani defends herself in the said case.
"We have just interrogated the third accused (Sanjeev Khanna) and he has confessed his complicity to the crime," Maria said to the media outside Khar Police station on Friday.
Earlier in the day, Mumbai Police Commissioner Rakesh Marria, in a joint session, interrogated all the three accused (Sanjeev Khanna, Indrani Mukerjea and her driver) in the 25-year-old Sheena Bora murder case.
Late Thursday night, Maria had said that investigators have a fair idea of the motives behind Sheena's killing.
However, there are still more angles that need probing, including who was the unknown caller who tipped off Mumbai Police some time ago about the Sheena's murder.
Then, there is the mystery of why, after Sheena's death, letters on her behalf were sent to Mumbai Metro One Pvt Ltd - where she worked - and her landlord.