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Peter Mukerjea Seeks Laptop in Prison to Write Autobiography

The CBI is likely to submit its reply to Mukerjea’s plea on 14 December.

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Indrani and Peter Mukerjea. (Photo Courtesy: <a href="http://www.bharatstudent.com/cafebharat/event_photos_3-Hindi-Events-9xs_Yeh_Hai_Jalwa_Success_Bash-photo-galleries-1,8,1934,12.php">Bharatstudent.com</a>)

Former media tycoon and Sheena Bora murder case accused Peter Mukerjea on Friday sought the court's permission to get a laptop in jail to write his autobiography.

"I want to write an autobiography. For that, I need a laptop without internet inside the jail," Mukerjea told Special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Court judge HS Mahajan during a hearing.

In his handwritten plea, he said it was very difficult to write his autobiography in long-hand. But if permitted, he could work on the laptop for four hours daily and hand it over to jail authorities afterwards.

He added that he was 61 years old and suffered from occasional memory lapses and a laptop would be a great help in continuing his work.

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Mukerjea, who has been in custody for the last 13 months, also sought the Special Court's permission to travel to Bengaluru to attend the upcoming wedding of his niece.

The CBI is likely to submit its reply to both applications on 14 December.

Interestingly, the court had, in the last hearing, allowed Indrani Mukerjea, the prime accused in the case, to deposit some demonetised currency notes in a bank through someone outside the jail.

Mukerjea, his wife Indrani, her ex-husband Sanjeev Khanna and her former driver Shyamwar Rai are the prime accused in the murder of Sheena Bora, who was Indrani's daughter from a previous marriage, in April 2012.

While Indrani, Khanna and Rai were arrested in August 2015, Mukerjea was taken into custody in November last year.

Earlier this year, Rai turned an approver in return for a pardon in the case.

The Special Court is likely to start hearing arguments on framing of charges in the case from 19 December.

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