The 14-day police custody of two of the three accused in the Sheena Bora murder case ends on Monday, but experts feel it will be difficult for them to get bail.
Advocate Abha Singh, said, “Under section 437 of the CrPC, bail will not be given if there appears to be reasonable ground to believe they are guilty of an offence punishable with death or imprisonment for life.”
“As long as the charge sheet is not filed, bail is not given because chances of them tampering with evidence are greater if the accused are out on bail.”
According to Singh, the three will instead be sent to judicial custody.
Majeed Memon, advocate and Rajya Sabha MP, said, “Getting bail for Indrani and others is not going to be easy until the police are given maximum legal opportunities to interrogate them in custody.”
Securing bail has been difficult for accused in several high-profile cases in the past. For example, Vijay Palande, who allegedly killed small-time producer Karan Kakkad and disposed of his body in Kumbharli Ghat in 2012, has not got bail.
Kannada actor Maria Monica Susairaj, who was acquitted in May 2008 of killing television executive Neeraj Grover, remained in jail until her trial was over.
Advocate Shyam Keswani said, “There are no chances of the accused getting bail. They will extend the custody up to 90 days since the charge is murder.”
Advocate Satish Maneshinde said, “The chances of the accused getting bail are bleak as the allegations are serious.”
Echoing his sentiments, advocate Sandeep Pasbola said, “We don’t know what comes out in the ultimate charge sheet, but based on media reports, there appears to be a strong prima facie case against them and chances of bail are poor.”