Prime accused in Sheena Bora murder case, Indrani Mukerjea walks out of jail
Mumbai, May 20: Indrani Mukerjea, prime accused in the Sheena Bora murder case, released from Mumbai jail on bail.
As she stepped out of the jail, her changed appearance attracted notice. Gone was the grey hair seen during her court appearances. Instead, the hair was now dyed black and a little smile was playing on her lips as she faced reporters.
"I learnt a lot in jail," she said. "I am going home. I have no plans. Just want to go home," Indrani said.
Asked if she blamed anyone for her incarceration, Indrani mentioned empathy and forgiveness. "I have forgiven all the people who have hurt me. That's all," she said.
Indrani stepped out of the jail around 5.30 pm, hugged her lawyer Sana Raees Shaikh, smiled and waved to waiting media.
She then stepped into the lawyer's high-end car and drove to her Worli flat.
"My faith in judiciary is restored. All should respect laws of the country. There may be delay but there is justice," she told reporters outside her Worli house.
"I am very happy. There are no other emotions now. I am feeling very free," she said.
Indrani said she is writing a book. It won't be about her jail stint, she added.
"I have seen life through a different lens," she said.
Asked if she still believes Sheena Bora is alive, Indrani said, "I won't talk about it now. Whatever I have to say, I will say in court."
"When I came home this evening, I found it decorated," she said.
More than six years after she was arrested for allegedly murdering her daughter Sheena (24) in April 2012, the Supreme Court on Wednesday granted bail to Mukerjea (50), and directed the trial court here to finalise bail conditions.
Special judge for CBI cases V C Barde on Thursday asked Mukerjea to furnish a surety (guarantor) for Rs 2 lakh within two weeks. She can be released in the meantime as soon as she submits a provisional cash bond for the same amount, the judge said in the order.
Mukerjea must surrender her passport before the special court and not leave India without the court's permission, the judge said in the order.
The court also directed Mukerjea not to contact any of the witnesses in the case or tamper with evidence. She must attend the trial and not seek any adjournments, it said.
Indrani is accused of murdering her daughter Sheena (24) in April 2012 with the help of her then driver Shyamvar Rai and former husband Sanjeev Khanna.
While granting her bail, the apex court observed that Mukerjea was in prison for a long period and the trial was not likely to get over soon.