Rahul Mukerjea, Peter Mukerjea’s son from earlier marriage, deposed as a witness earlier than unique CBI courtroom judge SP Naik-Nimbalkar.
Rahul Mukerjea, the son of former media baron Peter Mukerjea, on Thursday told a unique CBI courtroom that Indrani Mukerjea’s replies to him about her daughter Sheena Bora’s whereabouts did no longer seem “honest”, and he sensed that some thing turned into amiss.
Indrani Mukerjea is a high accused within the case associated with Sheena’s 2012 homicide. She is now out on bail.
The murder got here to light in 2015, three years after Sheena, 24, was allegedly killed by using her mother with the assist of co-accused Sanjeev Khanna and Shyamvar Rai.
On Thursday, Rahul Mukerjea, Peter Mukerjea’s son from earlier marriage, deposed as a witness earlier than special CBI courtroom decide SP Naik-Nimbalkar. Peter later married Indrani.
Rahul instructed the court about his relationship with Sheena, and narrated the series of incidents after he dropped her near suburban Bandra on April 24, 2012, for her assembly along with her mother Indrani.
Later in the nighttime, when he despatched Sheena a text message about selecting her up, Sheena replied “she is having a laugh catching up with Indrani and could spend the night time along with her,” Rahul informed the court.
He found this message abnormal as just a day earlier than Sheena became frightened approximately assembly Indrani, he stated.
The following day, after he made numerous calls and sent messages, Sheena ‘answered’ (in a text message) that she may be domestic in approximately 30 minutes, Rahul stated.
After two hours, he got every other message from her that “she has met someone else, who turned into very rich. She is in love with him and he have to not contact her.”
At this point he did no longer assume that Sheena’s lifestyles changed into in danger, however notion that she could have been sedated via a person, he advised the court.
He then went to Marlow building in Worli in south Mumbai wherein Indrani lived to satisfy Sheena, but he failed to discover them there, Rahul stated. He then went to the local police station in Worli, and two police constables were despatched to the constructing to enquire about Sheena. When they requested the watchman, he said three human beings had left earlier within the morning, Rahul told the court.
But the police refused to take his written criticism about Sheena going lacking, and told him that she had long gone along with her mom and would be quality and he should no longer fear, he stated.
He were given similar response from the Bandra police station beneath whose jurisdiction she had been seen final, and MIDC (Andheri) police station underneath whose jurisdiction they lived.
Through his mother he were given the wide variety of senior police officer Param Bir Singh. Singh instructed him that it become very important to get a lacking individual criticism registered, Rahul told the court docket.
Later, the MIDC police cited down the information about his complaint in a police diary, he stated. He additionally called his father Peter, Sheena’s grandparents and her faculty friends, however none of them had any facts approximately Sheena, he said. When he asked Indrani approximately Sheena, he felt that her response turned into now not “sincere”, so he started out recording his smartphone conversations with Indrani, Rahul told the courtroom.