In a related development, the CBI on Saturday questioned several “directors” of three Choksi firms — Gitanjali Gems Limited, Gilli India Limited and Nakshatra Brand Limited — who have been named in the FIR.
“Even though the Kalina FSL has ruled out drug overdose as the reason behind Indrani’s illness, we will wait for JJ Hospital’s discharge report, which will form the basis of our enquiry,” said an official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
Until February this year, conviction rate stood at 6.93 per cent, only a little better than 2017’s 5.95 per cent. In 2016, the year of the Maratha rallies, seeking dilution of the Atrocities Act, conviction rate was marginally higher at 7.07 per cent.
The jail will soon write to the Home Department seeking the services of a psychiatrist attached to a government hospital to counsel Mukerjea, who, the department suspects, could be suffering from "depression".
Last week, the CBI had examined five senior officials including the former Deputy Governor of RBI, HR Khan on the 80:20 scheme pertaining to the jewellery import. Khan was particularly examined on the May 21, 2014 circular issued by the RBI on the said scheme.
The CBI suspects the scheme benefited diamantaire Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi who are at the centre of a probe into alleged fraudulent transactions of over Rs 13,000 crore at the Punjab National Bank (PNB).
Smugglers and Foreign Exchange Manipulators (Forfeiture of Property) (SAFEMA) of the Finance Ministry, which carried out the auction, has become the first government body to sell off Dawood's properties.
"We are fully equipped to meet the challenges which emerge from the sea. All the coast security exercises, integration of coastal security network with our Ops philosophy, regular exercises and review has helped us to better prepare," Nautiyal said.