The Bombay High Court yesterday asked the CBI for its response on the bail plea filed by former media baron Peter Mukerjea, arrested for his alleged involvement in the murder of his wife Indrani’s daughter Sheena Bora.
Justice Revati Mohite Dere who issued notice to CBI, posted Peter’s application for hearing on July 7. He approached the high court seeking bail after the Sessions Court rejected his plea on two occasions.
Peter, who was arrested in November last year by the agency, in his bail application on Saturday assailed the lower court orders rejecting his petition, and said there is nothing incriminating against him in the charge sheet.
In his plea, Peter has questioned the lower court’s refusal to grant him bail on the ground that the probe was still on. It said a further probe once the charge sheet has been filed has no fixed deadline, and merely mentioning that the investigation was still on was not a fair ground to keep a man in custody indefinitely.