The prime accused of Sheena Bora murder case Indrani Mukerjea on Friday moved to the court for bail. This is the second time Indrani had moved court for bail on medical grounds. To her disappointment Indrani’s bail plea got rejected for the second time.
Arrested on August 25 last year, along with her ex-husband Sanjeev Khanna and former driver Shyamwar Rai, Indrani has been in police and judicial custody for the past nearly six months.
Indrani’s bail application is filed under section 437, of criminal Procedure code, giving option of bail to a woman on her health ground. Relying heavily on the medical reports from JJ hospital and present health condition the bail application states that she needs a proper personal care, which is not possible in judicial condition.
Special CBI prosecutor Bharat Badami said Indrani is seeking bail on two important grounds – her illness and on her special legal rights as a woman. Badami informed the court, “Considering this is a highly sensitive case and keeping her security in mind, she is being guarded by two lady cops round the clock and her cell is even under CCTV cover. In the past, the government has put a lot of money for the security of Ajmal Qasab and we are going to provide her with the same as well.”
Regarding her weight loss, Badami commented, “Indrani keeps walking in the barracks, that is how she is burning calories. She herself is responsible for her weight loss.”
The counsel said that whenever she complains of any health issue she was taken to the doctors and her reports are all fine. “She is on the path to recovery and the recent reports suggest that her weight is also stable. She has been given proper medical treatment, high protein diet and dry fruits from the jail canteen. All the doctors have given opinion that she is fine now,” CBI counsel said.
She pointed out that it take her nearly an hour to reach the hospital form the Byculla women’s prison where she is currently lodged and mentioned that when she fell unconscious in jail on October 2 last year, more than six hours lapsed before treatment was started.