Sheena Bora murder: Accused Peter Mukerjea recovering after surgery, says doctor
Sheena Bora murder-accused Peter Mukerjea is currently being treated in a private hospital and is recovering from his bypass surgery, his doctor in Mumbai has said.
The doctor submitted a medical report to the Bombay High Court on Friday. The report stated, "Peter is fit and responding positively to the medical treatments post his bypass surgery."
Peter Mukerjea has filed a petition seeking bail on health grounds from the high court. His lawyer Shrikant Shivde, while seeking bail asked the court to allow Peter to stay under observation in JJ Hospital in South Mumbai for at least two weeks after completing his treatment.
Shivde said, "Peter has gastro problems due to which he is required to be shifted to JJ Hospital." Peter's medical treatment post his heart operation is scheduled to be completed by July 17.
The court recorded the medical reports which were presented in the hearing today by Dr Siddhesh Mali, who is responsible for Peter Mukherjea's medical treatment at the private hospital.
After going through the report, Justice Revati Mohite-Dhere pointed to the reports and said, "According to the medical reports, the patient seems to be fit and responding well to the treatments."
In addition to this, the court also ordered a doctor from JJ Hospital to be present along with a supplimentary medical report on the next date of the hearing.
The lower court had earlier rejected Peter Mukerjea's bail plea,who was seeking interim bail on medical grounds.
Peter along with his former, wife Indrani Mukerjea are accused in the killing of her daughter Sheena Bora in April, 2012. However, the former media head honcho and Indrani, both have ostensibly denied the charges.
After the hearing, the court adjourned the hearing of Peter's bail application to July 16, one day prior to the completion of his medical treatment.
Meanwhile, in the lower court, witnesses are being presented by the CBI and the trial is underway.