New Delhi, Mar 25: Media honcho Peter Mukerjea who was recently arrested on the charge of murdering his step daughter Sheena Bora has made a shocking revelation about his wife Indrani Mukherjea. He has said that Indrani is a highly ambitious lady who could sacrifice her own children to achieve her ambitions.
60-year-old media baron gave this statement while filling his second bail plea in the Sheena Bora murder case . Trying to put onus on Indrani, Peter said that all the allegations levelled against him is 'false and baseless'.
According to ANI report, Peter Mukerjea in his bail application alleged that Indrani was very calculative and even resorted to subterfuge in the months of March and April 2012 while tricking Sheena into believing that Indrani was ready and willing to forget the past acrimony and anger and turn into a friend and well-wisher of Sheena, in order to lure Sheena into her plan of murdering her.
Earlier, Peter Mukerjea in his bail plea which was filled by lawyer Kushal Mor in the special court, contended that the charge sheet doesn't have "reasonable grounds" to hold him guilty. The special CBI court had rejected his first bail application in February.
There was no further justification for keeping him in custody as there were no "reasonable grounds" in the charge sheet to believe that "he has been guilty of offences with which he is charged", plea said.
As per the charge sheet, Peter's motive for committing the crime (participating in the conspiracy to murder Sheena) was that he was against the relationship between Sheena and his son Rahul Mukerjea.
This was "demonstrably untrue and unsustainable," the application said, citing emails exchanged by Peter and Rahul in December 2011 which it said proved that Peter was not opposed to Rahul and Sheena's engagement.
The application also said Peter was a senior citizen, suffered from high blood pressure and high cholesterol, and his health would deteriorate if he was kept in jail. Peter, whose wife Indrani Mukerjea is the prime accused in the case, was arrested on November 19.
Peter is lodged in the Arthur Road jail here. Other co-accused, Indrani's former husband Sanjeev Khanna and her driver Shyamvar Rai, are in the same jail, while Indrani is in the Byculla women's jail.
Indrani, Rai and Khanna allegedly strangled Sheena (24), Indrani's daughter from an earlier relationship, inside a car in April 2012. The crime came to light last August.
(With inputs from agency)