New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday granted bail to Indrani Mukerjea, the prime accused in the Sheen Bora murder case.
The court said she has already served 6.5 years in custody and the trial will not end soon. The court also noted that the other accused in the case, Peter Mukherjea, has been on bail since February 2020. The court has allowed Indrani to be released on bail subject to all those conditions on which Peter Mukherjea was granted bail.
During the hearing, senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for Indrani, said she was entitled to special dispensation under section 437 because she had been in jail for three and a half years. The trial has not progressed for the last 11 months. The number of witnesses examined is a total of 237, out of which 68 were examined, and she got no parole for all those years.
To this, the bench asked why the parole was not granted.
Rohatgi said, “She did not take. Her husband, Peter Mukherjea, was also granted bail. They were accused of killing their own daughter. This is bizarre.
Justice BR Gavai responded by saying, “Not their own. She was the daughter of a woman. “
Sheena Bora’s murder case history
Indrani Mukerjea was arrested in 2015 for the kidnapping and murder of her daughter Sheena Bora. The case took place in 2012. Indrani’s driver was also arrested in connection with another case and confessed to having murdered Sheena Bora along with Indrani Mukerjea and Indrani’s second husband, Sanjeev Khanna. Sheena Bora was Indrani’s daughter from her first marriage to Siddhartha Das.
Sheena Bora had a relationship with Peter Mukerjea’s son from his earlier marriage, Rahul. It was reported that both Peter and Rahul, Indrani Mukerjea, had introduced Sheena Bora as her sister.
Indrani Mukerjea and Peter Mukerjea had a daughter together, Vidhie Mukerjea. In 2019, Peter and Indrani ended their 17-year-old marriage after a family court granted them a divorce. They had filed for divorce in 2018.