And Peter says goodbye
Peter Mukerjea and his sister Shangon Das Gupta exchanged a long and special hug near the door of Courtroom 51 at the end of the Friday, May 4, hearing in the Sheena Bora murder trial.
Since the Mumbai city civil and sessions court was breaking for summer recess, she would not see her elder brother, and the star of the Mukerjea clan, till the next hearing, scheduled for 25 days later.
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The Friday hearing was a very short one.
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When they arrived, some 20 police guards showed up with them, protecting them.
The arrival of the accused didn’t begin the hearing.
Indrani’s trial lawyer Sudeep Ratnamberdutt cheap canada goose jacket Pasbola was delayed in another courtroom, hearing a judgement.
Everyone sat around expectantly, twiddling their thumbs. And sweating.
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Finally at nearly 4.15 pm, Pasbola came hurrying along the third floor corridor, holding up his hands together in forgiveness, “My apologies to everyone.”
As he rushed into Courtroom 51 he apologised profusely to the judge saying he was tardy because he had to hear the very long judgment in a case he was handling.
Judge Jagdale, who had been mildly crochety earlier, said he heard from Pasbola’s colleague (Mangla) that the advocate was merely listening to a judgment in another courtroom and wondered.
Equanimity restored, the judge, always a patient man, gave a big smile from behind his moustache and said: “Half an hour is for your disposal.”
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Maybe it has some unique significance or is her a lucky charm. Or it is for the hot sun, when they exit the court after the hearing. It was 33 degrees C on Friday.