Indrani Mukerjea approached the special Central Bureau of Investigation court for a permit to wear regular clothes, and not the convict’s uniform (green sari) in the prison. Mukerjea, who is a prime accused in her daughter Sheena Bora’s murder case, has filed a plea seeking exemption from wearing a green saree, a uniform all women convicts must wear across Maharashtra jails. She has been imprisoned in Byculla jail since her arrest in August 2015.
The court has now asked Byculla Jail to file a reply on the application, ANI reported in a tweet this morning. Mukerjea said in her application that jail authorities were asking her to wear the convict’s uniform despite her being an under-trial accused. Next date of hearing on her application is January 5.
In her application, Mukerjea said that jail authorities were asking her to wear the convict's uniform even though she is an under-trial accused. Next date of hearing on her application is January 5. https://t.co/ukdXJSRlAu
— ANI (@ANI) December 23, 2020
Here’s why Indrani Mukerjea is in jail
In 2012, Mukerjea and former husband Sanjeev Khanna had allegedly murdered her 24-year-old daughter from first marriage Sheena Bora over a financial dispute. She was allegedly strangled in a car by her mother and her then driver Shyamvar Rai. Reportedly, her body was then burnt in a forest in Raigad district. The alleged crime was exposed three years later in 2015. Rai, who was arrested in another case in August 2015, revealed the names in the murder. The police then arrested Mukerjea, Khanna and the driver for the alleged murder.
Indrani’s then husband Peter Mukerjea was also later arrested for allegedly being part of the conspiracy but got out on bail earlier this year. Peter and Indrani Mukerjea are now divorced. A special CBI court in Mumbai rejected the bail plea of Indrani Mukerjea this year in August. In July, the court rejected her bail plea yet again, which cited the risk of contracting coronavirus amidst an outbreak in the jail.
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