Indrani Mukerjea
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New Delhi: Indrani Mukerjea, accused of killing her daughter Sheena Bora, has said the CBI was reluctant to investigate her “Sheena is alive” claim to cover up the “shoddy investigation” of the central agency in the case.

Indrani Mukerjea had recently submitted an eight-page application before the special CBI court claiming that Bora is alive and had urged it to direct the CBI to probe her claim.

Last week, the CBI had submitted a written response, which said her claim was a “figment of her imagination” and that it was “next to impossible” Bora was alive.

The CBI also said Mukerjea’s application had no merit and that it had been filed with malafide intention to delay the hearing of the trial.

On Thursday, Mukerjea, through her lawyer Sana Khan, filed a rejoinder to CBI’s reply.

The details were made available on Saturday.

“The CBI’s reply is devoid of merits, malafide and shrouded with misleading and false submissions, assumptions and presumptions with a clear intent to suppress the truth,” she said in her rejoinder.

Mukerjea added that the agency’s reluctance to examine Asha Korke was nothing but a clear indication of “malafide intent” to cover their “shoddy” investigation in this case.

She has claimed Asha Korke, a former police inspector lodged in Byculla women’s prison in an extortion case, had told her that in June, 2021 she had met a woman in Srinagar who looked like Sheena Bora.

Her rejoinder further said the CBI had conducted the investigation in the case in the most “unprofessional” and “shockingly shoddy manner”, causing grief to the applicant (Indrani) who is completely innocent.

“The evidence that has come on record in the court has concretely established several false and palpably wrong information and evidence has been presented to make a false case against the applicant (Indrani),” it said.

She claimed CBI had misled the court and was still making attempts to cause prejudice against her.

Indrani Mukerjea was arrested in 2015 along with her then-husband Peter Mukerjea and her former husband Sanjeev Khanna in connection with the killing of her daughter Sheena Bora.

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