The CBI spokesperson said that Mukherjea's name surfaced during its probe in the case and 'he has been arrested'.
The spokesperson refused to divulge any further details in the case but sources in the probe agency said he has been arrested for allegedly 'shielding the accused' and 'inconsistencies' in his statements. Peter was placed under arrest after another round of questioning yesterday.
He has been kept in the office of Special Task Force of CBI here and will be produced before the competent court today.
The CBI, which was handed over the case on September 29 after a turf-war between the ousted Commissioner Rakesh Maria and the new incumbent Ahmed Javed, had questioned Mukherjea for hours before it was decided to place him under arrest, the sources said.

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Peter's lawyer Mahesh Jethmalani said he was surprised at the decision of CBI to place him under arrest. "I will be extremely shocked if the news about his arrest is true," he said.

"I contacted him through messages and my last contact was well past 7.30 pm when he informed me that he was being questioned by the CBI and that he would contact me later," he said.

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