MUMBAI: , the fifth witness to depose in the , denied the defence suggestion that the had struck a deal with him to mention in his subsequent statement and thus justify his arrest. Mekhail is son of key accused .
Peter was the last accused to be arrested in the case in November 2015, after the CBI took over investigation. Peter‘s lawyer Shrikant Shivade also pointed to discrepancies in Mekhail‘s statements.
The Khar police statement does not mention Mekhail‘s claim that in 2010 Sheena had told him that Peter disliked her relationship with his son Rahul. “I cannot assign any reason why this was not recorded,” Mekhail said.
After the hearing, Mekhail broke down and told the court he had sleepless nights after the allegations and suggestions made by the defence over the course of his cross examination. tnn
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