Rahul Mukerjea, son of former media baron Peter Mukerjea and fiance of Sheena Bora, is currently deposing before the special CBI court in the ongoing trial in the murder case.
Sheena Bora (24) was allegedly strangled to death in a car by Indrani, her then driver Shyamvar Rai and Khanna in April 2012.
Sheena Bora murder: Court asks Indrani to file application after she requests to let her examine Rahul Mukerjea
The judge noted that under section 32 of the Advocate Act 1961, permission for cross-examination in person can be granted but certain other reasons need to do considered.
On Friday, several telephonic conversations between Rahul and Indrani were played in the court of special CBI judge S P Naik-Nimbalkar.
Indrani Mukerjea is a prime accused in the case related to Sheena's 2012 murder. She is now out on bail.
Mukerjea walked out of the Byculla women's prison in Mumbai on May 20 after the Supreme Court granted her bail in the Sheena Bora killing case.
As she stepped out of the prison, Indrani smiled at the mediapersons. The trial court on Thursday had asked her to submit a provisional cash bond of Rs 2 lakh.
More than six years after she was arrested for allegedly murdering her daughter Sheena (24) in April 2012, the Supreme Court on Wednesday granted bail to Mukerjea (50).
It granted her two weeks to furnish the solvent surety and directed her to "scrupulously observe" the bail conditions.
Arrested in 2015 after her driver spilled the beans, Indrani Mukerjea set to walk out of jail on bail
While the trial of the Sheena Bora murder case is far from over, the story has seen some bizarre turns and twists so far.
Peter and Indrani Mukerjea's then driver Shyamwar Rai had turned an approver after initially being an accused in the murder case in 2015.
"We are not making comment on the merits of the case. Even if 50% witnesses are given by prosecution, trial would not be over soon. She will be released on bail subject to satisfaction of trial court"
CBI unwilling to probe if Sheena is alive in order to cover up its shoddy investigation: Indrani to court
Indrani had recently submitted an eight-page application before the special CBI court claiming that Bora is alive and had urged it to direct the Central Bureau of Investigation to probe her claim.
'Figment of her imagination': CBI refutes Indrani Mukerjea's claim that daughter Sheena Bora is alive
Mukerjea had recently submitted an eight-page application before the special CBI court, claiming that Bora is alive.
Last month, Mukerjea had, in an 8-page application, sought the court to direct the CBI, the prosecution, to file an affidavit in response to her claims.
Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi appeared for Mukerjea, currently lodged at the Byculla women's prison in Mumbai following her arrest in August 2015.
Mukerjea, in the 8-page application submitted through her lawyer Sana Raees Khan, sought the court to direct the CBI, the prosecution, to file an affidavit in response to her claims.
Indrani has urged the CBI to search for her daughter in Kashmir. Her lawyer said she would move an application in this regard before the special CBI court on December 28.
The 65-year-old, who is in jail since his arrest by the CBI in 2015, was Sunday admitted to the state-run J J Hospital after he complained of chest pain.
Mukerjea had demanded access to the personal diary maintained by sub-inspector Ganesh Dalvi, a prosecution witness who was part of the team that arrested prime accused Indrani Mukerjea's driver.