Indrani’s letters screened before being sent to Peter

  • Aritra Hazra, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
  • Updated: Oct 09, 2015 01:23 IST

An inquiry into the sudden collapse of INX co-founder Indrani Mukerjea, an accused in the murder of her daughter Sheena Bora, at Byculla jail has revealed that four letters written by Mukerjea to her husband and former Star India CEO Peter were screened by the women staff before being sent out.

The letters are screened as an accused might try to send a message outside the prison, which could affect law and order. “No letter written by any accused goes out of the prison without being screened. It is a preventive measure,” said Bipin Kumar Singh, inspector general (Maharashtra prisons), south division.

According to prison officials, the representatives of the British Consulate have got permission from the authorities concerned in New Delhi to meet Mukerjea on Friday. Singh further said the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officers are yet to record statements of Mukerjea, and other accused Sanjeev Khanna and Shyamvar Rai.

Singh said apart from her lawyer, a woman insisted on meeting Mukerjea in prison, but was not let in as her name was not on the list of Mukerjea’s family or close friends, who can be allowed to meet her. “We have a list of people who the accused says might meet her. The woman’s name was not on the list, so we did not allow her to meet Indrani,” he said.

“Medical reports show different results. Some reports are yet to come. We are yet to get a clear picture to reach a conclusion. Any lapse in the medical protocol inside the jail is being checked. We have checked the CCTV footage from the passage of Indrani’s barrack. We will record 2-3 statements in the matter on Thursday,” said Singh.

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