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.
Sandeep Patil, a gym owner, had claimed that he had seen Indrani, her former husband, Sanjeev Khanna and driver Shyamvar Rai at Gagode Khind, the place where Sheena’s body had been burnt, according to the CBI.
Indrani Mukherjea claimed that she was “convinced” that the drug was mixed in the bowl of dal that was served to her in the jail on April 6, which she found “bitter in taste and unusually spicy”. She said, after consuming it, she felt extremely tired, drowsy and disoriented.
Her urine samples were sent for analysis at a forensic laboratory here and after receiving its report, the hospital authorities said she had an overdose of anti-depressants that were not prescribed to her.