The lawyer of Indrani Mukherjea, chief executive officer of INX Media, arrested in connection with the sensational murder of her daughter Sheena Bora, filed an application before the Bandra court on Thursday claiming that the police did not allow a meeting with her client.
Advocate Gunjan Mangla said she visited the Khar police station twice, since Ms. Mukherjea arrest on Tuesday, but the police did not allow her to meet on the ground that they were at “a crucial stage of interrogation.”
According to the police, Ms. Mukherjea’s former husband Sanjeev Khanna, arrested in Kolkata in the case, had arrived in Mumbai on the day of the murder and stayed at a hotel near the TV executive’s residence in south Mumbai.
The driver Shyamvar Pinturam Rai, who spilled the beans when he was under interrogation in an arms haul case, named both Ms. Mukherjea and Mr. Khanna in his statement, the police have said. They sought Mr. Khanna’s transit remand in Kolkata and are likely to bring him to Mumbai on Friday to confront him and his former wife.
Mr. Khanna has already told the police that he was in Mumbai at the time of the murder and was present in the car when Sheena was strangulated.
From Ms. Mukherjea’s residence, the police have seized two laptops, mobile phones, an international passport, British and Irish visas and some photographs.