CBI to question Indrani Mukherjea in Byculla prison today over INX Media case

  • Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday is scheduled to question Indrani Mukerjea, who recently turned approver against P Chidambaram in the INX Media case

  • The investigating agency will question her in the Byculla prison, where she is currently lodged in the murder case of her daughter Sheena Bora

  • This comes a day after the agency filed an application before a special court in Mumbai to interrogate Mukerjea, which was subsequently allowed

New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday is scheduled to question Indrani Mukerjea, who recently turned approver against P Chidambaram in the INX Media case.

The investigating agency will question her in the Byculla prison, where she is currently lodged in the murder case of her daughter Sheena Bora.

 CBI to question Indrani Mukherjea in Byculla prison today over INX Media case

File image of Indrani Mukerjea. PTI

This comes a day after the agency filed an application before a special court in Mumbai to interrogate Mukerjea, which was subsequently allowed.

Mukerjea, the former head of the INX Media, had last year after giving confessional statement against Chidambaram and his son Karti, filed a petition seeking to become an approver in the case in a Delhi court.

Her plea was allowed by the court after the agency submitted that it has come across evidence in the form of conversations which only she was privy to, which would help consolidate the case.

Chidambaram, who is the prime accused in the case will be in judicial custody in Tihar jail till 19 September.

The case pertains to cases registered by the CBI and the ED pertaining to alleged irregularities in the Foreign Investment Promotion Board clearance given to INX Media to the tune of Rs 305 crore in 2007 when Chidambaram was the Union Finance Minister.

Updated Date: Sep 10, 2019 15:34:02 IST