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'She Will Threaten Witnesses, Tamper With Evidence And Abscond If Bail Granted': CBI To Supreme Court In Bail Plea Filed By INX Media Co-founder Indrani Mukerjea

Lawstreet Journal 29 Mar 2022 12:17am

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Judiciary 'She Will Threaten Witnesses, Tamper With Evidence And Abscond If Bail Granted': CBI To Supreme Court In Bail Plea Filed By INX Media Co-founder Indrani Mukerjea

INX Media co-founder and socialite Indrani Mukerjea, the principal accused in the Sheena Bora murder case, has filed an affidavit in support of her bail application.

The Supreme Court had issued notice on the bail request by order dated 18.02.2022. When the case came up for hearing on Friday, Additional Solicitor General Mr S.V Raju appealed Justices L.Nageswara Rao and B.R. Gavia to give them some time to file the counter affidavit in the case. A response has already been filed, the Bench informed the Counsel. Mr. Raju said that he had not received it –

"I have not received the counter. There is some internal problem at our end."

The petition's counsel also requested more time to prepare a rejoinder. In view of the same, the Bench asked the registry to list the matter after stwo weeks.

The Central Investigation Agency had filed a counter-affidavit contesting Indrani Mukerjea's bail application (petitioner).

It was noted at the outset that the petitioner had not demonstrated any new reasons for bail, especially because there was sufficient evidence to prove the serious allegations levelled against her.

Delay in completion of trial is not enough to entitle Indrani to secure bail

It was noted that 16 of the 68 prosecution witnesses questioned had been dismissed, and it was predicted that by the end of the trial, over half of the remaining witnesses would have been dismissed. In light of this, the petitioner's anxiety that the trial will take a long time to finish is unfounded. It was contended, using Chenna… Continue Reading...


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