Sheena Bora murder case: Letter Rogatory issued to USA, Singapore, Hong Kong to trace fund trail

In a new development, Letter Rogatory has been issued to USA, Singapore and Hong Kong in the Sheena Bora murder case.

Sheena Bora murder case: Letter Rogatory issued to USA, Singapore, Hong Kong to trace fund trail
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Mumbai: In a new development, Letter Rogatory has been issued to USA, Singapore and Hong Kong in the Sheena Bora murder case.

The Letter Rogatory has been issued by special CBI court to trace fund trail, as per ANI.

CBI is investigating money as possible motive behind killing of 24-year-old Bora.

Earlier, the agency had told the court that prime accused Indrani Mukerjea and her husband Peter had allegedly siphoned off funds to the tune of Rs 900 crore from their company 9X Media through a layer of nine companies.

The CBI had made the submission while telling the court that it has sought Interpol's help for access to overseas bank accounts of the Mukerjeas.

It had claimed that investments of crores of rupees were allegedly made by the Mukerjea couple and that "Indrani and Peter had formed various companies during 2006-07 and invested Rs 900 crore in them", as per PTI.

The agency had alleged that the "money siphoned off from INX (in which Peter and Indrani were partners) dealings was routed to Sheena's HSBC account in Singapore".

CBI had also told the court that a woman working in DBS Bank Singapore allegedly helped Indrani open an account in HSBC Singapore in the name of Sheena.

During investigations, Peter had allegedly told CBI that accounts might have been opened in the name of Sheena (by Indrani) in HSBC and other banks in Hongkong and Singapore.

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

Indrani, former media baron Peter Mukerjea, her former husband Sanjeev Khanna​ and her former driver Shyamvar Rai ​are the accused in the case.

24-year-old Sheena, Indrani's daughter from an earlier relationship, was allegedly strangled to death in a car and her body was burnt and dumped in a forest in Raigad, 84 km from Mumbai, in May 2012.

(With PTI inputs)

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