A special court in Mumbai has allowed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to question former media baron Indrani Mukerjea, jailed for allegedly killing her daughter, in connection with the INX Media corruption case, in which former Union finance minister P Chidambaram has been arrested. The Central Bureau of Investigation yesterday sought the court’s permission to question Indrani Mukerjea, saying they want clarity on certain financial transactions as part of the corruption case.
Special CBI Judge JC Jagdale permitted the central agency to question Indrani Mukerjea inside Mumbai’s Byculla prison where she is lodged under judicial custody in the murder case of her daughter Sheena Bora.
Indrani Mukerjea and her husband Peter Mukerjea, a co- accused in the murder case of her daughter, are former promoters of the INX Media Group. Indrani Mukerjea had recorded her confessional statement against Chidambaram and his son Karti following which she was made an approver in the graft case.