New Delhi: Indrani Mukerjea, jailed in Mumbai on charges of murdering her daughter, must be brought to Delhi soon to answer questions in a case involving Karti Chidambaram, the son of former Finance Minister P Chidambaram, say investigators.
The Enforcement Directorate has asked for permission to bring Ms Mukerjea, 45, to Delhi, but the fact that she is needed for court hearings in Mumbai for the murder trial is a complication.
Ms Mukerjea was arrested in 2015 for allegedly strangling her daughter, Sheena Bora, and then setting her body on fire. While Ms Bora was alive, she was presented as Ms Mukerjea’s sister. After she was killed, Ms Mukerjea told her friends and Ms Bora’s fiance that she had relocated to America abruptly. Though investigators have yet to share what they believe was Ms Mukerjea’s motive, the mother and daughter had a tense relationship because Ms Bora was engaged to Rahul Mukerjea, whose father, Peter Mukerjea, is married to Indrani Mukerjea and is also in prison.
The Enforcement Directorate says that the Mukerjeas were helped in 2008 by Karti Chidambaram in getting clearance for foreign investment worth nearly 300 crores in their media empire. In return, the agency says, Karti Chidambaram received kickbacks; he has denied the charges and has been questioned twice about this case.
Last week, former Finance Minister P Chidambaram, said that investigators should question him instead of harassing his son.