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Supreme Court panel calls Zahira a liar

August 29, 2005 16:29 IST
Last Updated: August 29, 2005 17:35 IST


In a serious dent to Best Bakery case key witness Zahira Sheikh's credibility, a Supreme Court-appointed committee has indicted her as a "self-condemned liar" falling to "inducements" by "certain persons" to give "inconsistent" statements during the trial of the case.

A bench comprising Justice Arijit Pasayat and Justice H K Sema opened the sealed report and read out the three main conclusions of the committee headed by Supreme Court Registrar General B M Gupta.

At the same time, the committee gave a clean chit to social activist Teesta Setalavad of the charges of inducement levelled against her by Zahira.

The court, on January 10 this year, had referred the matter for inquiry on being faced with the flip-flops of Zahira much to the embarrassment of her one time protector and social activist Setalavad.

The bench, after glancing through the over 150-page report, said that the committee has come to the conclusion that there was inducement given to Zahira by certain persons and that there were inconsistencies in her statements.

The court made it clear that it has not accepted the report and sought the opinion of the counsel for both Zahira and Setalavad in regard to 'acceptability' of the report and posted the matter for further hearing on October 24.

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Sub: SC Indicts Zaheera

I have always felt sorry for Teesta after the Zahira's turn around. Much evidence of Zahira turning Brutus already exists in the TV footage where ...


Posted by Raj





Sub: An appeal to judiciary

Please do not demoralize Zahira. The *truth* is she has lost her family.


Posted by Jawahar Mundlapati





Sub: Re. indictment of Zahira by Supreme Court

I have always felt sorry for Teesta after the Zahira's turn around. Much evidence of Zahira turning Brutus already exists in the TV footage where ...


Posted by Raju





Sub: SC panel indicts Zahira

This is excellent judgement that SC has given , she has already changeed her statements 100 times.


Posted by Anubhav Tuknait





Sub: Zahira the liar

Zahira has been shown to be a barefaced liar, as had already become apparent. It is sickening to know how low somebody can stoop, being ...


Posted by Milind Kher




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