New Delhi: Trouble seems to be mounting for Peter Mukherjee as the CBI has been given nod to conduct lie-detector test on the media baron after he was found to be evasive.
On Friday, Peter was grilled for 5 hours by the CBI to ascertain whether funds allegedly siphoned off from the media house founded by him and Indrani Mukerjea were parked in an overseas account of Sheena Bora which resulted in a dispute between Indrani and her daughter.
They said the agency confronted Peter with the Income Tax returns filed by him and Indrani to ascertain their various investments in India and abroad. However, the agency sources said that his lie-detection test is being conducted to evaluate whether he is speaking truth or misleading the agency.
Sheena (24), Indrani’s daughter from an earlier marriage, was allegedly killed by her mother, her former husband Sanjeev Khanna and her former driver Shyamvar Rai in April 2012. While seeking custody of Peter from Mumbai special court, CBI has claimed before a Mumbai court that he has told the agency that accounts might have been opened in the name of Sheena by Indrani in banks in Hongkong and Singapore.