Lawyer Not Allowed to Meet Indrani Mukerjea

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Lawyer Not Allowed to Meet Indrani Mukerjea

Indrani Mukerjea, 43, was arrested in August. Her daughter Sheena Bora, 24, was killed in 2012.


Mumbai:  Lawyer of Indrani Mukerjea, who is in an unconscious state at a hospital in Mumbai after allegedly consuming an overdose of drugs, was today not allowed to meet her and enquired about her health from the JJ Hospital Dean.

According to hospital sources, Ms Mukerjea's counsel Gunjan Mangla met JJ Hospital Dean Dr TP Lahane, who apprised her about the condition of 43-year-old Ms Mukerjea.

The meeting lasted for about 30 minutes after which the lawyer left the hospital without making any comment to media.

She was not allowed to meet Ms Mukerjea, who, according to Dr Lahane is in a semi-conscious state and will be under treatment and observation for three more days.

JJ hospital doctors have been provided prison records which showed that Ms Mukerjea was allegedly taking anti-epilepsy medicines since September 11.

Dr Lahane said Ms Mukerjea's stomach wash has been collected and will be sent for forensic analysis to conclusively determine if she consumed the drugs.

"Necessary blood and urine tests were carried out and a team of CBI officials was also briefed on her medical condition," another doctor at the hospital said.

It is suspected that Ms Mukerjea went into depression after learning about the demise of her mother in Guwahati on Tuesday.

Indrani Mukerjea, wife of media baron Peter Mukerjea, was arrested by Khar police on August 25 for her alleged role in the murder of Sheena Bora, her daughter from an earlier marriage, in 2012.

Ms Bora, 24, daughter of Ms Mukerjea, was allegedly kidnapped from outside National College in Bandra and strangled to death in a car by Ms Mukerjea, her former second husband Sanjeev Khanna and driver Shyamvar Rai.

Yesterday, Maharashtra Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis has ordered an inquiry into the circumstances leading to the hospitalisation of Ms Mukerjea.

The probe will cover all angles including lapses on the part of the authorities at the Byculla women jail, where she was lodged under judicial custody.

The inquiry will also find out if she had accumulated pills beyond the prescribed numbers, and. if so, how this happened.

Ms Mukerjea's lawyer could not be reached for comment.

Meanwhile, Sanjeev Khanna's lawyer Shreyansh Mithare said there was no security threat for his client lodged in Arthur Road jail.

"Khanna is lodged in high-security cell and therefore there is no security issue for him," he said.

The case has seen several twists and turns ever since the investigation began in mid-August following the arrest of Ms Mukerjea, her former husband Sanjeev Khanna and driver Shyamvar Rai.


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