In­drani wants house items; di­vorce hear­ing on Tues­day

Asks for clothes, shoes, rugs, can­dles, lamps, locker keys

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - - HTMETRO - HT Cor­re­spon­dents

MUM­BAI: Three years af­ter they were ar­rested for their in­volve­ment in the mur­der of Sheena Bora, In­drani and Peter Muk­er­jea will ap­pear be­fore a fam­ily court in Mum­bai to end their 16-year-old mar­riage. HT has ac­cessed the terms of con­sent that In­drani has sought from Peter to dis­solve the mar­riage.

In a two-page let­ter writ­ten by In­drani from By­culla women’s prison to Peter in Arthur Road jail on Au­gust 13, 2018, she has drawn up a list of ob­jects she wants de­liv­ered to her in the pres­ence of her ad­vo­cates. Th­ese in­clude can­dles, bed­side lamps, fur­ni­ture, soft fur­nish­ings, jewellery, re­li­gious ob­jects, art­works and keys to a safe.

In her let­ter, In­drani has also laid claim to “any other items i.e. the items that are in the list in the di­vorce pe­ti­tion that I have not put in this list as yet”, which she may “re­quest” at a later date. The let­ter ends with this: “Please shift your be­long­ings from Flat no 19 [of Mar­low Build­ing] to Flat no 18 ex­cept [for] the items that I had marked in the pho­to­graphs of Flat 19 that I had handed over to you.”

In­drani, now 46, met Peter, who is cur­rently 64, in 2002 and ap­prox­i­mately three months later, the two got mar­ried. Peter had been mar­ried once be­fore and has two sons from the pre­vi­ous mar­riage. In­drani has three chil­dren from pre­vi­ous re­la­tion­ships: Vid­hie, Mekhail and Sheena. Sheena came to Mum­bai in 2006 and In­drani pre­sented Sheena as her younger sis­ter. In 2012, Sheena was killed and the mur­der was un­cov­ered in 2015. In­drani was charged with kid­nap­ping and mur­der­ing Sheena, and dis­pos­ing of ev­i­dence. Peter is also an ac­cused in the case.

In 2016, Peter’s lawyer in­formed the court that Peter wanted to di­vorce In­drani. A year later, In­drani sought the court’s per­mis­sion to file for di­vorce. In April this year, In­drani’s lawyer sent a no­tice to Peter to dis­solve the mar­riage.

On Fri­day, a spe­cial CBI court di­rected au­thor­i­ties at By­culla and Arthur Road jails to present In­drani and Peter be­fore a fam­ily court on Tues­day. Since the cou­ple is in ju­di­cial cus­tody, per­mis­sion is needed for them to be taken out of jail, which was granted by spe­cial judge JC Jag­dale. Jag­dale said it was nec­es­sary in the in­ter­est of jus­tice.

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