Mumbai: A month after the Supreme Court docket granted bail to former media govt, Indrani Mukerjea who’s dealing with the cost of killing her daughter Sheena Bora, the Bombay excessive courtroom on Tuesday granted bail to her ex-husband Sanjeev Khanna, additionally an accused within the case, on the bottom of parity.
On Might 18, the apex courtroom granted bail to Indrani, primarily as a result of she had been incarcerated for over 6-and-half years, and the conclusion of the trial was nowhere in sight.
In view of this order, a single-judge bench of Justice Bharati Dangre on Tuesday ordered Khanna to be launched on bail on furnishing a private bond of 1 lakh and one or two solvent sureties in the identical quantity.
Khanna’s lawyer, advocate Shreyans Mithare, mentioned the excessive courtroom has imposed circumstances just like these imposed on Indrani by the trial courtroom – to give up his passport, to not journey overseas with out prior permission of the trial courtroom and so forth.
Based on the prosecution, Indrani, collectively along with her Khanna, allegedly kidnapped Bora — Indrani’s daughter from a earlier relationship — on April 24, 2012, from Bandra, strangulated her in a automotive pushed by Shyamwar Rai, additionally an accused within the case who turned approver.
They then allegedly disposed of the physique in a forest close to Gagode village on Pen-Khopoli highway within the neighboring Raigad district the next day.
Though Bora’s stays have been found by native police inside days, the plot to homicide her solely got here to gentle solely on August 21, 2015, when the Khar police arrested Rai for an additional crime. Throughout his interrogation, Rai revealed particulars pertaining to Bora’s homicide following which a homicide case was registered and the police additionally apprehended Indrani and Khanna.
The CBI took over the investigation in September 2015, and arrested Indrani’s husband Peter Mukerjea, claiming that he was a part of the conspiracy to kill Bora. CBI investigators mentioned that Peter and Indrani have been sad about Sheena’s relationship with Rahul, Peter’s son from a earlier marriage.