Indrani Mukherjee case: Central bureau of Investigation (CBI) has resisted a plea of accused Indrani Mukherjee for granting leave for a fortnight to attend the last rites of her father, who had died on December 15. CBI’s Public prosecutor Bharat Badami said it would open a Pandora’s Box and put the safety of prosecution witness, Mikhail Bora, Who resided in Guwahati and had performed the funeral at stake.”
“At best, she may perform the last rites on December 27 from jail premises. Her plea may be thus rejected,” pleaded Badami.
Indrani Mukherjee mislead the court by submitting inappropriate information through affidavit
Indrani Mukherjee is the prime accused in the Sheena Bora murder case who has been behind the bars since August.CBI Court has decided to pass its order on Thursday. Indrani’s lawyer Gunjan Mangala said that she would not go to the Guwahati in that case but she may be permitted to attend the last rites of her father in Mumbai, Nashik or Haridwar. CBI said Indrani wrongly said that she was the only child and also incorrectly wrote that her mother died last November, whereas she had died on October 1.
Indrani Mukherjee’s parents had adopted Sheen and Mikhail as their children in March 1992. But, Indrani submitted an affidavit with her sign in the case which is on record in court record states that she is the only child of her parents. CBI said that the funeral rites were conducted on December 15 itself by Mikhail, adding that in a December 20 email by Mikhail, he alleged that Indrani was accused of killing his elder sister, Sheena and he doesn’t want her in the Guwahati. He further said if she comes them Indrani would create unnecessary disruption in his life in the presence of media and will create issues in the post-death rituals of his grandfather. Mikhail said the last rites will be held on December 27.
Court has begun hearing proceeding for framing of charges in the case
The next hearing will be held on December 22 and the court has initiated hearing proceeding for framing of charges in the case, said Badami. CBI also said that Indrani has made a plea for leave to manipulate the prosecution witness because the trial is set to initiate soon. Her presence is important for her arguments on December 22 on framing of charges.
CBI also said if she releases, she may escape and there was also the aspect of security threat. Mangala had submitted an application to release Indrani for a fortnight to visit Guwahati to attend last rituals of her father, Upendra Kumar Bora, who died last Thursday.
She said CBI informed her following court proceeding on Monday despite receiving information about the death on Friday. She submitted that information was received by the CBI only not from others and even she had not contacted Mikhail as he is the only prosecution evidence in the case. At the same time, CBI claimed itself also that it received the news of her father’s death only on Monday.