SC Grants Bail To Indrani Mukerjea In Sheena Bora Murder Case

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  • Mukherjea has been in jail since her arrest in the murder case in 2015.
  • Justices L Nageswara Rao and BR Gavai passed the order in a special leave petition.
  • The bench noted that the case is based on circumstantial evidence and the trial is not likely to be over soon.

New Delhi: After being under 6.5 years in custody, the Supreme Court of India has granted bail to Indrani Mukerjea in the Sheena Bora murder case. Her husband Peter Mukerjea is already on bail since February 2020.

A three-judge bench headed by Justice L Nageswara Rao said the trial is not going to be completed anytime soon. “The allegation made against the petitioner is that she planned the murder in view of the live in relationship of her daughter with Rahul Mukerjea, who was the son of Peter Mukerjea and his earlier wife,” the bench said.

The 2012 high-profile murder case of Sheena Bora took a fresh turn when it was found on 16th December that former media personality and murder-accused Indrani Mukerjea, in a letter to the director of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) last month has claimed that her daughter Sheena was alive and is currently in Kashmir.

In April 2012, 24-year-old Sheena Bora was allegedly strangled in a car by Indrani Mukerjea, her then driver Shyamvar Rai and her former husband Sanjeev Khanna. Her body was later found in a forest in Raigad district where it was reportedly burnt.

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