A Mumbai Magistrate court on Monday extended the judicial custody of former media baron Peter Mukerjea till December 28. (Peter Mukerjea, husband of prime accused Indrani Mukerjea, was arrested on November 19 for his alleged role in the Sheena Bora murder case and was in CBI custody)
Mukerjea’s lawyer Kushal Mor then moved an application before Magistrate R.V. Adone seeking permission for home cooked food in jail for Mukerjea on account of his ailments.
“While in CBI custody, it was ensured that he (Mukerjea) got proper healthy food… now that he is jail we need to ensure the same as per his medical needs,” Mor informed the court, seeking home cooked food for Mukerjea who is a heart patient and on medication for cholesterol issues.
Opposing the application, CBI special prosecutor Kavita Patil said that jail authorities always take care of their inmates.
On Tuesday, December 15, Magistrate Adone is expected to pass his order on the issue.
Mukerjea is the husband of Indrani Mukerjea, who is a co-accused along with her ex-husband Sanjeev Khanna and former driver Shyamwar Rai in the murder of her daughter Sheena Bora.
He was later taken to Delhi by CBI for conducting a polygraph test on him and brought back to Mumbai by month-end.
CBI, while maintaining that financial transaction was the motive behind the murder of Sheena, had earlier said that Peter, during his interrogation, disclosed investments of crores of rupees made by him and Indrani and is expecting information from Interpol on the details of an account opened by Indrani in a bank in Hong Kong.