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Assault charge: CBI court asks Byculla jail officials to produce Indrani before it

SNS Web | New Delhi |

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court on Tuesday asked the prison officials to produce Indrani Mukerjea before it on her complaint that she was assaulted by Byculla jail authorities.

Earlier in the day, Indrani's lawyer had filed an application in the Special CBI Court in this regard, claiming bruise marks can be seen on Indrani’s body.

Indrani was accused by jail officials of inciting violence that saw women prisoners rushing to the rooftop of the jail while others set newspapers on fire.

Nearly 200 Byculla Jail inmates, including Indrani, were booked for rioting on Monday.

Manju Govind Shette (45), a convict, died at the government-run JJ Hospital on Fridaynight after allegedly being beaten up by a woman prison official.

Subsequently, six jail staffers were placed under suspension and on Monday, police registered a murder case against them.

Following Shette's death, over 200 women inmates of the jail were up in arms since Saturday morning.

Indrani has been in the Byculla prison since September 2015 after her arrest on August 25on charges of murdering her daughter, Sheena Bora. Indrani, her former husband Sanjeev Khanna and ex-driver Shyamvar Rai are accused of strangling 24-year-old Sheena on April 24, 2012.

Sheena's burnt body was dumped in a bag at a forest in Raigad district near Mumbai.