CBI to interrogate again Indrani Mukherjee

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Mumbai: Media magnate Indrani Mukherjee, her former husband Sanjeev Khanna and driver Shyamvar Rai, all accused in the sensational Sheena Bora murder case, will be questioned in jail by CBI with a Mumbai court on Wednesday granting 12 days permission for it.This comes almost a month after the Maharashtra government transferred the murder case to the CBI.The Metropolitan Magistrate court had reserved till Wednesday its order on CBI’s plea to quiz the three accused in jail.

The court said that CBI can interrogate the trio till October 19 (the day when their judicial custody ends) and if the probe agency feels the need for further questioning then it may move a fresh application on that day, he said.Last evening, Indrani was discharged from J J Hospital and shifted to Byculla Women’s Prison, where she is lodged under judicial custody since last month. On Friday, the 43-year-old had fallen unconscious in the jail due to suspected drug overdose and rushed to the state-run JJ hospital.

Yesterday, Vijay Satbir Singh, Principal Secretary (Appeals and Security) had said that since Indrani is mentally and physically fit now, her statement will be recorded either in the night or this morning to ascertain the circumstances under which she collapsed in jail.

Indrani reportedly told the Byculla jail authorities that she had not attempted suicide. Newly-appointed IG (Prisons) Bipin Kumar Singh is heading the probe into the episode.

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