CBI’s plea against Indrani Mukerjea docuseries gets dismissed by Bombay HC

An image of Indrani Mukerjea giving an interview in the recent Indrani Mukerjea docuseries
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Indrani Mukerjea docuseries was initially supposed to be released on February 23 but due to certain factors the release was stopped by Netflix as CBI had to plea against its release.

The Bombay High Court dismissed the Central Bureau of Investigation’s (CBI) plea for a stay on the airing of the docuseries ‘The Indrani Mukerjea Story: Buried Truth’ on Thursday, allowing streaming platform Netflix to release it.

The main reason for holding the premier of ‘The Indrani Mukerjea Story: Buried Truth’ was because the CBI petitioned the court, claiming that the documentary could influence and impact the judicial process, the High Court therefore, ordered the documentary’s makers to postpone its release. On Thursday, the court granted its release while dismissing the CBI’s petition for a stay until the trial in the case is completed.

Who is Indrani Mukerjea?

Indrani Mukerjea who is also known as Pori Bora is the mother of Sheena Bora and is also a prime suspect in the Sheena Bora murder case. It was revealed by Rai in the year 2015 that Mukerjea allegedly strangled her daughter in the car and later burnt her body in a forest in the Raigad district of Maharashtra.

The outcome of the plea against Indrani Mukerjea docuseries?

The docuseries was originally scheduled to be released on February 23. Netflix had guaranteed a division bench led by Justice Revati Mohite-Dere that the docuseries would not be aired until February 29 and would be screened for CBI representatives and judges.

Justice Mohite-Dere remarked orally on the CBI’s submissions, “You (CBI) may not press the petition, which we thought was honest. We considered potential biases from various perspectives.We thought there might be something, so we watched it. There are public debates, and the proceedings are reported without censorship. The media can influence public perception, but the judiciary is unaffected, and we only consider the evidence presented to us. Public perception is the least of our concerns. There are a lot of films which come and go and people forget about the issue.”

After the much heated debate in the court, the bench had ruled out the CBI’s plea and has allowed Indrani Mukerjea docuseries to be released on 29th February. As the court didn’t feel any scene which is deemed fit to hurt the trial of Sheena Bora murder case in any manner.

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