Mumbai, Nov 27: Kajal Sharma, personal secretary of Indrani Mukerjea told CBI that she had refused to forge Sheena Bora's signature in a resignation letter to Reliance's Mumbai Metro but was forced to do so by her 43-year-old boss, who is the prime accused in the sensational murder case.
Kajal was employed with Indrani's INX company from 2002 to 2007 and then worked as her personal secretary from 2011. Kajal, in her statement, said in May 2012 Indrani had called her from London saying she has sent her an e-mail in the form of a resignation letter to Reliance on behalf of Sheena Bora.
"Indrani instructed me to start practising Sheena's signatures so that I can sign the resignation letter on behalf of Sheena and forward the same to Reliance Metro (where she was employed as an assistant manager at the time of her disappearance). Initially I did not agree and asked her as to why I have to forge Sheena's signature.
"To this Indrani said as Sheena is in US and she has no internet facility she cannot do the same and her office is pressurising her to send the resignation letter immediately," Kajal said in her statement.
"Since I had no option but to obey my boss's orders I practiced Sheena's signature in the resignation letter and couriered it to Mumbai Metro office. In August 2012, I created an email ID in the name of Sheena Bora and sent cancellation of rent agreement as instructed by Indrani," the statement said.
Kajal also told CBI that Indrani's driver Shyamvar Rai, who has also been arrested in the case, was very close to Indrani as he was working for her since very long. "All confidential works were assigned to him (Rai) by Indrani Mukerjea, including personal works," she said.
"Although I used to book vehicles from travel agencies for Indrani, Shyamvar used to go to the concerned travel agency and bring the car. He himself used to drive the hired vehicle," Kajal said.