Sanjeev Khanna, former husband of Indrani Mukherjea, was arrested from Kolkata on Wednesday in connection with the alleged murder of Sheena Bora. Ms. Mukherjea, wife of former Star India CEO Peter Mukherjea, was arrested in Mumbai on Tuesday in connection with the murder. A new twist in murder case has come to fore with reports that Sheena Bohra was the daughter of accused Indrani Mukherjea and not her sister as she had earlier told her family.
Senior police officials in Kolkata said that the Mr. Khanna could not be traced during the day and was picked up later in the evening from Alipore police station area in south Kolkata
"The Mumbai Police first contacted Deputy Commissioner of Kolkata Police, South Division, Murlidhar Sharma and sought our help in tracing Sanjiv Khanna. He was arrested from the house of a friend at 1/1 Pen Road in Alipore area,” Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Pallab Kanti Ghosh told journalists. According to police Mr. Khanna was not available at his residence throughout the day.
The city based businessman will be produced before a court on Thursday. Though it is not clear as to how Mr. Khanna is associated with the crime, senior officials said that there are plans to take Mr. Khanna to Mumbai on a transit remand.
Mr. Khanna's friend, Ajay Rawla, from whose house he was picked up told the media that Sheena is not "his (Mr Khanna's) daughter."
“Sanjiv Khanna and Indrani Mukherjee had been separated for long. They have a child but Sheena was not his daughter,” Mr Rawla said.