Judicial custody of Indrani Mukerjea extended till Oct 19

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
  • Updated: Oct 05, 2015 14:04 IST
A file photo of Indrani Mukerjea, former CEO of INX Media, who has been arrested for the murder of her daughter. (HT File Photo)

The judicial custody of former media tycoon Indrani Mukerjea, accused of murdering her daughter Sheena Bora, was on Monday extended till October 19.

The custodies of Indrani’s former husband Sanjeev Khanna and her driver Shyam Rai were also extended by a Mumbai court till the same date.

Indrani, 43, regained consciousness on Sunday and might be sent back to jail in a couple of days. She is “out of danger” and had responded to treatment, doctors at JJ Hospital said.

“Indrani continues to be in a state of consciousness from yesterday (Sunday). Most probably we may start giving her oral strips for further round of treatment,” TP Lahane, the dean of the state-run hospital, told PTI on Monday.

Sources at the hospital said police might be allowed to question Indrani later in the day if she is in a condition to speak. She is expected to be sent back to jail by Tuesday or Wednesday evening, the sources said.

Lahane said doctors treating Indrani have not permitted police to question her till now.

Indrani was rushed from jail to JJ Hospital in an unconscious state after she allegedly overdosed on anti-depressant pills last week. Lahane had said on Saturday a test of Indrani’s urine samples at the Hinduja Hospital confirmed that the level of benzodiazepine – an anti-depressant drug – was found to be raised.

Indrani, the wife of former Star India CEO Peter Mukerjea, was arrested on August 25 for her alleged role in murdering Sheena Bora, her 24-year-old daughter from an earlier marriage, in 2012. She had passed off Bora as a sister for years.

Bora was allegedly kidnapped from Bandra and strangled to death in a car by Indrani, her former husband Sanjeev Khanna and driver Shyam Rai.

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