Bahrain: Former India Cricketer and former Member of Parliament Mohammed Azharuddin attended the grand iftar of the SAARA Group held at the Four Seasons Hotel here on April 17.

More than 150 people attended the iftar including the Ambassadors of various Diplomatic missions, Members of parliament, Bahrain Chamber of commerce and industry, the Board of Directors of the SAARA Group and media houses.

Along with Azharuddin, H.E. Piyush Srivastava (Indian Ambassador) was also present at the event.

Mohammad Mansoor the founding Chairman and Managing Director said Ramadan is the moment bridging the gap between cultures and experience the true spirit of breaking fast together.

The other honorable dignitaries present at the event included Malaysian Ambassador, H.E. Shazryll Zahiran, Korean Ambassador, H.E. Hae Kwan Chung, Mohamed AJM Al Koheji, Vice-Chairman, Aaref Hejres, Treasurer Waleed Kanoo, Vice-Treasurer & Board members of the Bahrain Chambers, Yosuf Lori, Director Capital Governate , P.S.Bala, Vice Chairman & Board Members of Bahrain India Society,  Hatim Dadabai President , Manaf Al Mannai, Vice President, Anoop Kewalram, Secretary General & board members of  Bahrain Cricket Federation , Shipra Passi, President ILA, Eric Li Haiyun , Managing Director Huawei Bahrain,  Quraish, Abbas Dadabhai, Nabeel Ajoor, Kishore Kewalram, Bob Takar, Fareed Bader of  Business Community , Presidents of Social Clubs and members of media.

Azharuddin, the cricketing star of the event thanked Mansoor for coordinating his visit to Bahrain as the chairman to the advisory Board of Bahrain Cricket Federation and also complimented the recent successes achieved by Bahraini men’s and women’s teams, where the men’s team just narrowly missed out on qualifying for the 2022 ICC Men’s T20 Cricket World Cup and the newly-formed women’s team set a plethora of world records in a T20I against Saudi Arabia, including the highest team total and the highest individual score in an innings.

“Kudos to them, really commendable for both the men and women, for the way they have shown a splendid cricketing display within limited time frame and resources. 

The Bahraini teams of the future could really improve with proper infrastructure in place", said Azharuddin offering his services to the BCF to help cricket in Bahrain flourish.


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New Delhi(PTI): The Supreme Court on Wednesday granted bail to Indrani Mukerjea, the prime accused in the murder of her daughter Sheena Bora.

A three-judge bench headed by Justice L Nageswara Rao said the trial is not going to be completed anytime soon.

"The allegation made against the petitioner is that she planned the murder in view of the live in relationship of her daughter with Rahul Mukerjea, who was the son of Peter Mukerjea and his earlier wife," the bench said.

"We are not making comments on the merits of the case. Even if 50 per cent witnesses are given by prosecution, the trial would not be over soon. She will be released on bail subject to satisfaction of the trial court. The same conditions imposed on Peter Mukerjea will also be imposed on her," the bench also comprising Justices B R Gavai and A S Bopanna said.

Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi appeared for Indrani Mukerjea, who is currently lodged at the Byculla women's prison in Mumbai following her arrest in August 2015.

Rohatgi submitted that the trial is not going to complete anytime soon as a large number of witnesses are yet to be examined. She had been denied bail on multiple occasions by a special CBI court, which is conducting the trial in the murder case.

Bora (24) was allegedly strangled to death in a car by Indrani Mukerjea, her then driver Shyamvar Rai and former husband Sanjeev Khanna in April 2012. The body was burnt in a forest in neighbouring Raigad district.

Bora was Indrani's daughter from her previous relationship.

Former media baron Peter Mukerjea was also arrested for allegedly being part of the conspiracy. He was granted bail by the high court in February 2020.His marriage to Indrani Mukerjea ended during the period of incarceration.