Jail au­thor­i­ties will sub­mit fi­nal in­quiry re­port this week

The Free Press Journal - - MUMBAI - KAINAZ CHOKSEY

The By­culla jail au­thor­i­ties have recorded the fi­nal state­ment of In­drani Muk­er­jea in drug over­dose in­ci­dent. In­drani met In­spec­tor Gen­eral of Pris­ons, Ra­j­vard­han Sinha at his of­fice on Mon­day. Sinha who has been con­duct­ing the in­quiry will be sub­mit­ting the fi­nal in­quiry re­port to B K Upad­hyay, Ad­di­tional Di­rec­tor Gen­eral of Pris­ons this week.

Ac­cord­ing to a jail of­fi­cial, “In­drani’s fi­nal state­ments have been recorded. The in­ves­ti­ga­tion re­port is to be sub­mit­ted within two days. The state­ments of all es­corts, jail in­mates and staff have been recorded. Since Hin­duja hos­pi­tal's med­i­cal re­port is more re­li­able, our in­quiry will be based on that. We will be for­ward­ing the re­port to the Mum­bai Po­lice Com­mis­sioner. If any ac­tion is to be taken against any­one, nec­es­sary ac­tion will be taken by the po­lice ac­cord­ingly.”

On Mon­day evening, In­drani met Ra­j­vard­han Sinha, In­spec­tor Gen­eral of Po­lice (Pris­ons) for 20 min­utes at his of­fice. She was es­corted by women po­lice constables serv­ing at the jail. Ac­cord­ing to B K Upad­hyay, Ad­di­tional Di­rec­tor Gen­eral of Pris­ons, “The in­quiry re­port will be sub­mit­ted to me this week.”

Speak­ing to the Free Press Jour­nal, San­jay Baswat, SPI, Nag­pada po­lice sta­tion, “The in­quiry re­port will be sub­mit­ted to the Mum­bai Po­lice Com­mis­sioner and to the Home Depart­ment. If any­thing sus­pi­cious is found in the re­port, ac­tion will be taken against the ac­cused.” On Thurs­day, the jail au­thor­i­ties had recorded the state­ment of In­drani’s hus­band Peter Muk­er­jea and her for­mer hus­band Sanjeev Khanna. Dur­ing the vis­its to the CBI court, Peter, In­drani and Sanjeev are fer­ried in the same po­lice ve­hi­cle along with their es­corts. Peter and Sanjeev have been lodged at the Arthur road jail. In­drani still con­tin­ues to deny to the jail au­thor­i­ties re­gard­ing writ­ing a let­ter to a woman po­lice con­sta­ble from Nag­pada po­lice sta­tion re­gard­ing any threat to her life af­ter tes­ti­fy­ing against Karti Chid­abaram in INX me­dia case. She has also de­nied con­sum­ing any drugs.

It is yet to be as­cer­tained re­gard­ing how In­drani got ac­cess to drugs and how a high level ben­zo­di­azepine was found in her urine sam­ple.

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