Indrani Mukerjea is currently lodged at the Byculla women's jail in Mumbai.
Mumbai: Former media baron Peter Mukerjea's wife Indrani, who is the prime accused in murdering her own daughter Sheena Bora, on Friday filled a 17-page bail in the special CBI court here seeking bail on medical grounds saying that she was suffering from frequent “blackouts".
In the plea which has been moved through Indrani's lawyer, the former media executive said that her medical condition is deteriorating and she has lost 18 kilograms in 4 months.
She further wrote in the application that she wants to live in a stress-free environment.
"(Indrani) is suffering from 'chronic small vessels ischemic changes', and as a result the supply of oxygen to brain may get interrupted which may result in brain stroke and is life threatening," read her bail application, which was annexed with medical documents that ran into about 50 pages. She has also said that she gets blackouts time and again due to her condition, as per PTI.
In the application, Indrani said that it takes around 45-60 minutes to reach hospital from Byculla women's prison (where she is presently lodged now). Citing an instance, she said that in October last year when she fell unconscious, it took more than six hours to commence treatment on her.
"On October 2, 2015 (Indrani) was unconscious at 5 am but was treated at 11:45 am," her bail application said.
The bail plea comes a day after a special court granted permission to Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), who is probing the case, to grill Indrani, her former husband Sanjeev Khanna and driver Shaym Rain.
"We wanted to question the trio in the jail and we have got permission," a CBI official said yesterday.
CBI, while maintaining that financial transaction was the motive behind the murder of Sheena, had earlier said that Peter, during his interrogation, disclosed investments of crores of rupees made by him and Indrani and is expecting information from Interpol on the details of an account opened by Indrani in a bank in Hong Kong.
Indrani, her ex-husband husband Sanjeev Kumar and her former driver Shyamvar Rai were arrested in August in connection with the killing of her 24-year-old daughter Sheena in April 2012 and disposal of her partly-burnt body in the forest near Raigad in Maharashtra. However, the case broke out in August 2015.
Indrani's present husband Peter Mukerjea, the former CEO of Star India, was also arrested in the case earlier.
(With agency inputs)