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Mumbai News Highlights: Supreme Court grants bail to Indrani Mukerjea in Sheena Bora murder case

Mumbai News Highlights: Indrani Mukerjea, facing trial for the alleged murder of her daughter Sheena Bora, had written a letter to the CBI claiming that a fellow inmate has told her that she had seen Sheena alive in Kashmir.

By: Express Web Desk | Mumbai, New Delhi |
Updated: May 19, 2022 9:24:59 am
Indrani Mukerjea was arrested by Khar police on August 25, 2015, and has been lodged at the Byculla Jail since September 2015. (File photo)

Mumbai News Highlights: Former media executive Indrani Mukerjea was granted bail on Wednesday by the Supreme Court in the case involving her daughter Sheena Bora’s murder. Mukerjea is facing trial for allegedly killing her daughter Sheena on April 24, 2012. She was arrested by Khar police on August 25, 2015, and has been lodged at the Byculla Jail since September 2015. Her former husband Peter Mukerjea, ex-CEO of Star India, and Sanjeev Khanna are the co-accused in the case. Peter was granted bail last year.

In other news from the city, heatwave and pre-monsoon showers are likely to hit different parts of the state starting Wednesday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. Thunderstorms with lightning and gusty winds at isolated places are very likely in south Madhya Maharashtra, south Konkan and some districts of Marathwada. While the next heatwave is likely in the north Madhya Maharashtra and Vidarbha districts from May 17 to 21, the IMD forecast said.

Meanwhile, four months after it became the first Olive Ridley sea turtle to be satellite-tagged on the coast of Maharashtra, Prathama has returned to near its nesting beach — Velas in the Ratnagiri district —to the surprise of researchers. Prathama, which had left state waters sometime in late March, was spotted 80 km offshore near Velas beach.

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