Indrani Mukerjea, who has been lodged in Mumbai’s Byculla Women’s Jail for the last six years in connection with the murder of her daughter Sheena Bora, has finally got bail from the Supreme Court. Earlier, the Bombay High Court and the Sessions Court had dismissed 7 separate bail applications of Mukherjee. She was also divorced from her husband Peter Mukerjea during her stay in jail. The country’s highest court has granted this bail to Indrani on medical grounds.
It was argued on behalf of Indrani that her trial has been going on for more than 6 years. Right now there is no chance of it being dealt with soon. This has also been considered by the court as a major ground for bail. A bench of Justices L Nageswara Rao, BR Gavai and AS Bopanna gave this verdict. Mukherjee was arrested by the Mumbai Police on August 25, 2015 for the murder of daughter Sheena.
The court said, ‘Indrani Mukerjea has been in custody for 6.5 years. We are not commenting on the merits of the case. Even though 50 per cent of the witnesses have been released by the prosecution, the trial will not end soon. Hence he has been granted bail. The top court said the conditions applicable to Peter Mukerjea would also apply to Indrani. Indrani’s ex-husband Peter Mukerjea is also an accused in this case.
Indrani claimed that her daughter was alive
In the 2012 Sheena Bora murder case in Mumbai, five months ago today, Indrani Mukerjea has claimed that her daughter is alive. Indrani claims that a fellow female prisoner in jail has met Sheena in Kashmir. Indrani had written a letter to the CBI director regarding this. He has appealed that Sheena Bora should be searched in Kashmir. CBI is investigating the case only. Indrani is accused of strangling her daughter to death in her car and burying her body in the ground.
CBI wants to close Sheena Bora case
CBI has decided to close the investigation in the Sheena Bora murder case. Recently, the CBI had said in the Special Court of Mumbai that its investigation regarding this murder in 2012 has been completed. CBI has filed three charge sheets and two supplementary charge sheets in this case. Indrani Mukerjea, her driver Shyamvar Rai, ex-husband Sanjeev Khanna and Peter Mukerjea have been made accused.