Sheena case: Court reserves order on CBI plea to quiz accused

Sheena case: Court reserves order on CBI plea to quiz accused
Sheena case: Court reserves order on CBI plea to quiz accused

A Mumbai court today reserved its order till tomorrow on a CBI plea seeking permission to interrogate in jail former media magnate Indrani Mukherjea and two other accused in the Sheena Bora murder case.

“The order will be passed tomorrow,” said R V Adone, Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate of Esplanade court.

Seeking permission to quiz Indrani, her former husband Sanjeev Khanna and her driver Shyam Rai in jail, CBI, which had moved an application yesterday, told the court that it has just taken over the investigation from Mumbai Police and interrogation of the trio was necessary.

The agency submitted that if the permission (for interrogation) is not given then it will have to rely on the investigation conducted by Mumbai Police.

CBI has prayed for grant of at least 3 weeks time to interrogate the accused in jail.

Indrani’s lawyer Gunjan Mangala told the court that she does not have any objection to her client being interrogated by CBI in jail.

The 43—year—old prime accused in the case was rushed to JJ Hospital on Friday after collapsing in Byculla prison after suspected overdose of anti—depressant pills.

According to doctors attending on her, she is conscious and is responding positively to medication.

Khanna’s lawyer Shreyansh Mithare also said he is not opposed to interrogation if there is any new ground.

However, Rai’s lawyer Shrinivas Bhave objected to the CBI plea and said the police had sought judicial remand saying that investigation in the case was over and no further custody was required.

Yesterday, the local court had extended the trio’s judicial custody till October 19.

It had also asked JJ Hospital authorities to furnish the medical report of Indrani.

( Source – PTI )

2 Comments on “Sheena case: Court reserves order on CBI plea to quiz accused”

  • D,Thorat


    Why is my comment withheld please?

  • D,Thorat


    The tradition of our hon`ble courts taking their own time to give permissions to investigating agencies to question suspects/accused – and especially those who have already admitted serious crimes like murder etc.- is hard to understand. After all, the questioning or interrogations are essential and required to elicit complete details required for making charge sheets. Why should it be a matter of uncertainty or delay, when the entire purpose of our judiciary is to punish the guilty for crimes and/or to give justice in other cases? A similar question arises when a suspect/accused refuses to co-operate with the police and a permission for his brain mapping is sought. I think this system or tradition is working at cross purposes. Can something good be done about it?

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