Indrani Mukerjea
File image of Indrani Mukerjea

A special court of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday rejected for the fourth time the bail plea of Assam’s Indrani Mukherjea, the prime accused in the murder of her daughter, Sheena Bora.

Indrani had sought bail claiming her health condition has been deteriorating, according to reports.

However, the court refused to accept her contention and held there had been no change in the circumstances since the rejection of her last bail plea on November 3, 2018, which, too, was filed on health grounds.

The court also held that the fact that she herself had drafted the application showed that she was medically fit.

So far, Indrani has filed four bail applications, all on the grounds of health conditions in the jail.

The last plea was filed in April, after she suffered a neurological complication.

She alleged that her health has been worsening and that the prison authority had failed to take her for a medical check-up for almost a year.

Indrani initially argued her case in person and later, her counsel, Tanveer Ahmed, represented her.

CBI had objected to her bail plea with its counsel, Manoj Chaladan, submitting there had been no change in the circumstances since her last bail plea was rejected by a special CBI court after perusing her September medical report from Sir J J Hospital.

The prosecution submitted that since September 2018, there was no new report that stated her health had worsened or that her condition is critical.

Chaladan pleaded that her application could be considered only if there is a change in her health condition.

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