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'Expose just another ploy by Teesta'

December 22, 2004 19:50 IST

Prime witness in Best Bakery case Zaheera SheikhonWednesdaydenied she had taken or demanded money from Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Madhu Srivastava to recant her statement.

Addressing an impromptu press conference outside the special court after her deposition in the Best Bakery retrial, Zaheera said shedid not even know the Gujarat MLA named in the expose video clip.

Replying to a query about latest expose by 'Tehelka' in a video clip where Srivastava has been quoted as saying that Zaheera demanded Rs 35 lakh and took Rs 18 lakh from him, the key witness said "the allegations are false".

She alleged all this was part of a conspiracy hatched by social activist Teesta Setalvad and Chandrakant Srivastava, Congress corporator from Vadodara who was also related to the BJP MLA, to "defame" her.

She said her earlier allegations about Madhu Srivastava threatening her to turn hostile were made at the instance of Setalvad.

Earlier, responding to a question by the prosecution about the allegation of her demanding Rs 35 lakhs from Madhu Srivastava and accepting Rs 18 lakhs, Zaheera said, "I am a god fearing person and I have to face Allah".

When the question was repeated by prosecutor Manjula Rao, Zaheera said, "Tell me from whom I have accepted money?".


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Number of User Comments: 4




Sub: Tehelka's fraud!

It is absolutely bogus and somebody should find out (1)Why Tehelka always 'investigates' issues which target BJP or Hindu orgainsations alone and (2)how Tehelka could ...


Posted by CS Muralidhar





Sub: Expose just another play

We are now fed up of these news. It appears that politics has now taken over in this blame game. There are some vested interests ...


Posted by Bharat Dalal





Sub: zahira is right or wrong ?

it's not possible to say in few word.but some question in my mind - why heading is "shame of gujarat " ? - is it ...


Posted by punit_modha





Sub: Exposse just another ploy

We have an example of Avinish Bajaj, the CEO of Bazi.com hauled up for sheltering indecent clips and the media all over the world blaming ...


Posted by gokulnayak




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