Peter had sought interim bail on medical grounds, as he was to undergo bypass surgery and needs pre and post-surgery care.
Mumbai: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday opposed the interim bail application filed by Peter Mukerjea in the 2012 Sheena Bora murder case. Peter had sought interim bail on medical grounds, as he was to undergo bypass surgery and needs pre and post-surgery care.
Mukerjea, through his lawyer Amit Ghag, filed an application seeking interim bail on March 22. The bail plea was filed when Mukerjea had already been shifted to the privately run Asian Heart Institute at the Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) for bypass surgery for his heart ailment.
The CBI in its reply Thursday stated that the crime was heinous and Mukerjea was an influential person so releasing him on bail would not be an appropriate decision. According to the CBI, if released on bail, there was every possibility that he would tamper with witnesses or even abscond. The CBI stated that important witnesses related to Mukerjea’s role in the crime, like his son Rahul, were yet to be examined.
Mukerjea in his plea contended that there was an inordinate delay in taking him to the J.J. Hospital. The application stated, “Considering the nature of the disease, it is impossible for the accused (Mukerjea) to obtain timely medical treatment to save his life.”
The coronary angiography showed that Mukerjea had Triple Vessel Disease and his condition was serious. It was further mentioned in the plea that after surgery, it was expected to take him several weeks to completely recover.
The Mumbai police had arrested Mukerjea, his wife Indrani, her former husband Sanjeev Khanna and Rai for allegedly killing Sheena.