A magistrate’s court here on Monday extended the judicial custody of former media baron Peter Mukerjea till February 8, one of the accused in the Sheena Bora murder case.
Mukerjea (59), lodged in Arthur Road jail here, was produced before magistrate R V Adone after his earlier judicial remand expired.
“His judicial custody is extended till February 8,” said Adone.
The magistrate also rejected an application moved by Mukerjea seeking his production before a special CBI court on January 30 which will hear his bail application.
The former media magnate was arrested on November 19 last year for his alleged role in the murder conspiracy. He was in the CBI custody for two weeks.
Mukerjea’s wife Indrani is the prime accused in the 2012 murder of her daughter, Sheena (24) from previous relationship, along with her ex-husband Sanjeev Khanna and driver Shyamvar Rai.
Sheena was allegedly strangled in a car in April 2012 in Mumbai and her body was later burnt and dumped in a forest in adjoining Raigad district.
In its charge sheet filed against Indrani, Khanna and Rai, the CBI had said that the murder could be a fallout of certain financial transactions involving Sheena.
( Source – PTI )