Sheena Bora Murder case: SC grants bail to Indrani Mukerjea

Indrani Mukerjea was arrested by Khar police on August 25, 2015. She has been lodged at the Byculla Jail since September 2015.

Sheena Bora Murder case: The Supreme Court on Wednesday granted bail to former media executive Indrani Mukerjea. Mukerjea is charged with the murder of her daughter Sheena on April 24, 2012.

She was arrested on August 25, 2015, by Khar police and has been detained at the Byculla Jail since September 2015.

Peter Mukerjea, the former CEO of Star India, and Sanjeev Khanna are the other co-accused in the case. Last year, Peter was granted bail.

CBI court denies bail

A special CBI court has already denied her bail on several occasions. She was entitled to bail, according to the Supreme Court, because she had “previously spent a considerable time” in prison.

“We are not making comments on the merits of the case. Even if 50 per cent witnesses are given by prosecution, the trial would not be over soon. She will be released on bail subject to the satisfaction of the trial court. The same conditions imposed on Peter Mukerjea will also be imposed on her”. The bench also comprising Justices BR Gavai and AS Bopanna said.

Missing After Murder

After the murder, for three years Sheena Bora was reported missing. Indrani, who always pretended Sheena was her sister, told her friends that she had migrated to the United States.

After Indrani Mukerjea’s driver, who was arrested in a separate case. Moreover, provided a statement to the police, her half-burned body was dug up from a jungle near Mumbai. Also, he said that Sheena Bora was strangled in a car by her mother.

Indrani Mukerjea alleged earlier this year that Sheena Bora was alive. Lest, had been seen by a fellow prisoner in Srinagar. The CBI dismissed that assertion as a “figment of her imagination”. And virtually implausible.

The CBI recently informed a Mumbai special court that its probe into the 2012 murder was complete.

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