Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Thursday granted bail to former media chief Peter Mukherjee, arrested within the Sheena Bora homicide case. Along with this, the court docket stated that prima facie there isn’t a proof of involvement within the crime in opposition to Mukherjee. Justice Nitin Sambre granted bail to Mukherjee on a bond of two lakh rupees. Along with this, the court docket directed Mukherjee that he wouldn’t have any contact together with his daughter Vidhi, son Rahul Mukherjee and different witnesses within the case.
The court docket, nevertheless, stayed its order for six weeks on the request of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), in order that the investigating company can file an attraction in opposition to the choice.
Peter Mukherjee was arrested on 19 November 2015 for the homicide of Sheena Bora. <! –
His spouse Indrani Mukherjee is the principle accused on this case. The court docket stated within the order that prima facie there isn’t a proof in opposition to Mukherjee for his involvement within the crime.
Justice Sambre stated, 'When the crime occurred, the applicant (Peter Mukherjee) was not in India. The case is already underneath trial. The applicant has been in imprisonment for greater than 4 years and not too long ago underwent bypass surgical procedure.
The court docket stated, Mukherjee just isn’t talked about in any proof apart from the assertion of Shyamvar Rai, who grew to become a authorities witness within the case. There can be no different proof which signifies his involvement within the conspiracy.
Justice Sambre stated, in keeping with CBI allegations, the homicide came about on 24 April 2012 and the involvement of Indrani Mukherjee and her ex-husband Sanjeev Khanna within the crime was direct.
The court docket stated, the CBI didn’t reply why Peter Mukherjee was accused after six months of the arrest of the opposite accused (Indrani and Khanna). The court docket additionally rejected the prosecution's argument that Peter Mukherjee was sad with the connection between Sheena Bora and his son Rahul Mukherjee and due to this fact conspired to kill.
Justice Sambre stated, there’s an e-mail between the applicant (Mukherjee) and Rahul Mukherjee earlier than the court docket and it’s troublesome to imagine that Peter had any intention of involvement within the crime.
The choose stated, the candidates had been making an attempt to persuade their son solely like a accountable father. The court docket additionally took cognizance of the truth that the trial of the case is occurring.
The court docket stated in its order, the applicant has been in jail for greater than 4 years and not too long ago underwent bypass surgical procedure. After contemplating these circumstances, the court docket is granting bail. The court docket directed Peter Mukherjee to submit his passport to the CBI.
According to the CBI, Peter Mukherjee together with Indrani Mukherjee, Indrani's former husband Sanjeev Khanna conspired to kill Sheena. Sheena Bora, 24, was the daughter born to Indrani Mukherjee's first relationship.
The homicide was revealed in 2015 when Indrani Mukherjee's driver Shyamvar Rai was arrested in one other case. Rai later grew to become a authorities witness within the Sheena Bora homicide case. Indrani and Khanna are additionally imprisoned since April 2015.