The approver application was heard on Wednesday by a CBI special judge, who sent the matter to the District Judge to mark it to the designated court which has the authority to deal with MPs and MLAs. The court had refrained from taking a decision given that Karti is a Lok Sabha MP.
The CBI gave its no objection to Mukerjea's plea last year, following which the Delhi court had directed for her to be produced via video-conference to determine if her plea, seeking pardon, was made under fear, pressure or under the promise of any favour.
In January, Indrani had sought to become an approver in the case, having earlier given a statement before a magistrate under Section 164 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC), claiming Karti had demanded US $1 million from her and Peter, who co-founded INX Media with her.
Mukerjea, through his advocates, filed a plea before the court stating that officials of the state-run JJ Hospital, where he was admitted after complaining of chest pain, had “compelled” him to deposit Rs 18,597 to discharge him.
A special CBI court on Tuesday framed charges against Indrani Mukerjea, Peter Mukerjea and Sanjeev Khanna in the Sheena Bora murder case. The three accused have been charged with murder and criminal conspiracy. Earlier, Sanjeev Khanna and Peter Mukerjea had argued against the charges proposed by the CBI following which it was expected that the […]
The Forensic Science Laboratory has confirmed that the DNA samples of skeletal remains found from Raigad forest are that of Sheena Bora and they match with the DNA of Indrani Mukerjea. The police had last week exhumed remains of a body from Raigad forest and later claimed that digital superimposition of the profile of Sheena […]