Mumbai: Indrani and Peter Mukherjea come together to accuse CBI of tampering CDRs of Shyamvar Rai

Mumbai: In an interesting twist in the high-profile murder mystery of Sheena Bora, her parents – Indrani and Peter Mukherjea, on Friday claimed that the Call Data Records (CDRs) of their driver Shyamvar Rai and that of Peter, were manipulated. The couple claimed before the special court that the nodal officer from Airtel may have manipulated or fabricated the CDRs either at the behest of the CBI or the Khar police.

It may be recalled that the service provider had submitted the CDRs of accused-turned-approver Rai and Peter. However, the CBI has junked the contention stating that the service provider had furnished the CDRs directly to the court and that there was no intervention by anyone, before submitting the copies in the court.

The advocates representing Peter and Indrani argued that as per the Department of Telecommunications, the CDRs must have at least 13 columns, which would display the details like call duration, location, start and ending time of a call and likewise. However, the advocates informed the special court that the CDRs submitted to the court had lesser number of columns, which indicate manipulation.

Having heard the contentions of both the sides, the special court has now summoned the nodal officer, who had submitted the CDRs, saying that he would be the “best person” to explain the case. During the course of the hearing, Peter moved two application before the special court; one plea seeking the logbook of jeeps of the Khar police station to ascertain the entry of the jeep in which Rai was arrested, while the second plea has been filed calling for the mobile phone, which Rai possessed during his arrest. The special judge JC Jagdale has directed the CBI as well as the Khar police to respond to these fresh pleas.

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