Indrani Mukerjea, the former media baron who was recently granted bail in the case of her daughter Sheena Bora’s alleged murder, has petitioned the Bombay high court to nullify another case filed against her on charges of rioting in jail and impeding police in their duties.
On May 20, Mukerjea stepped out of Mumbai’s Byculla women’s prison after the Supreme Court granted her bail in the Sheena Bora murder case.
She was incarcerated for nearly seven years.
Mukerjea filed a petition with the HC on May 19 through her lawyer, Sana Raees Khan, asking to have a FIR filed against her by the Mumbai police on June 24, 2017, following a riotous incident at the Byculla prison.
The riot started after a fellow inmate, Manjula Shetye, was allegedly beaten up by jail personnel, and she died as a result.
Mukerjea is accused of instigating the detainees to yell at police officers and throw plates and pots at them.
Mukerjea alleged in her appeal to the High Court that she was implicated in the case with the intent to harass and torture her.
‘She was neither a part of the claimed attack nor was she involved in creating any undue nuisance in the prison,’ Mukerjea, who filed the petition on May 19, said in the plea.
According to the appeal, she has been accused of “false, generic, and vague claims,” and no specific job has been assigned to her.
The plea is expected to be heard on June 1st, according to the HC’s website.