A Mumbai court on Monday extended till October 19 the judicial custody of accused Indrani Mukerjea, her former husband Sanjeev Khanna and driver Shyam Rai in the Sheena Bora murder case even as CBI sought permission to interrogate them in jail.
According to JJ Hospital, where 43-year-old Indrani was rushed on Friday after collapsing in Byculla prison, she is conscious and is responding to the treatment.
“Indrani continues to be in a state of consciousness from yesterday. Most probably we may start giving her oral sips for further round of treatment,” Dr. TP Lahane, Dean of state run JJ Hospital, said.
The judicial custody of Indrani, prime accused in the murder of her daughter Sheena, and co-accused Khanna and Rai was extended by Magistrate MR Natu till October 19.
While Khanna and Rai were produced before the magistrate at the Esplanade court via video-conferencing, jail officials sent Indrani’s warrant to the court.
Seeking extension of the judicial custody of all the three accused, CBI told the court that it would need further remand for investigation as the case was transferred to the agency recently.
Shortly after extension of their judicial custody, the agency moved a plea for permission to interrogate all the three in the jail.
“We have filed an application seeking permission to interrogate all the three accused in jail as we can’t seek their further police custody,” said a CBI official. The central probe agency’s application is likely to be heard by court on Tuesday.
The agency sought permission for at least three weeks to interrogate them.