Mumbai: A Special CBI Court on Monday rejected the bail plea of former media honcho Peter Mukerjea, an accused in the Sheena Bora murder case.
The judge said that he went through the case diaries and there were certain facts in the case diaries, which he couldn’t disclose to the defence.
On the basis of those facts, Mukerjea was not granted bail.
The CBI had on May 13 opposed Mukerjea’s bail application, saying that he was one of the main accused in the case and could tamper evidences since he was very influential.
Mukerjea had earlier in March moved a fresh bail plea before the special CBI court, calling the allegations levelled against him as “false, baseless and unbelievable”.
He also put the onus on his wife Indrani, saying that she was highly ambitious and was willing to go to any length for that.
In the bail application, Mukerjea claimed that it was not him, but Indrani, who objected to Rahul and Sheena’s relationship.
He had also denied the allegation of being informed by Indrani about the murder and stated that the said calls were made by Indrani to her daughter Vidhie.
The media honcho was arrested on November 19 last year for his alleged role in the murder conspiracy in which his wife Indrani is the prime accused.
The 59-year-old was questioned by the CBI for two weeks after which he was remanded in judicial custody and sent to the Arthur Road Jail.