The Hush Post | 7:03 pm | One-minute read |
The Bombay High Court on Thursday granted bail to former media baron Peter Mukerjea in the infamous Sheena Bora murder case. The court granted bail to Mukerjea four years after his arrest in November 2015. Bombay High Court also said prima facie there was no evidence to show Peter Mukerjea was involved in the crime.
However, the court stayed its order after the CBI made a request. Allowing the plea, the court put a stay on the order for six months so that the CBI could file an appeal.
Passing the order Justice Nitin Sambre noted, “”When the incident took place, the applicant (Peter Mukerjea) was not in India. The trial in the case is already underway. The applicant is in jail since more than four years and has recently undergone a bypass surgery”.
Justice Sambre granted him bail on a surety of Rs 2 lakh. He also asked Peter Mukerjea not to contact his daughter Vidhi, son Rahul Mukerjea and other witnesses in the case.
The CBI has accused Peter Mukerjea along with Indrani Mukerjea and her previous husband Sanjeev Khanna in the Sheena Bora murder case. Sheena Bora, 24, who was allegedly killed on April 24, 2012, was Indrani Mukerjea’s daughter from an earlier relationship.
Police had arrested Peter Mukerjea on November 19, 2015. Indrani Mukerjea and Sanjeev Khanna are also lodged in jail since their arrest in the case in April 2015.