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Zaheera gets 3 months in prison for lying in court

June 12, 2006 13:25 IST
Last Updated: June 12, 2006 13:44 IST

Zaheera Sheikh, prime witness in the Best Bakery case, was on Monday sentenced to three months in prison for lying in Court by a special court in Mumbai.

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Additional Sessions Court Judge Abhay Thipsay also imposed a fine of Rs 500, failing which, Zaheera will have to undergo another 10-days of rigorous imprisonment.

Why did Zaheera Sheikh have to lie?

Judge Thipsay in his brief order said, Zaheera Shaikh will have to undergo RI after the expiry of the current sentence given by the Supreme Court convicting her for filing false affidavit.

Zaheera is currently undergoing the sentence at Mumbai's Byculla jail. The judge found Zaheera guilty of giving false evidence on 15 counts.

Earlier, the court had sentenced Zaheera's mother Sehrunnisa, and sister Sahira to three months' RI and fined Rs 500 each on similar charges. However, the court decided to put her brother Nasibullah -- who too faced similar charges -- on probation considering his young age.

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Sub: zaheera gets 3months in prison

I don't find anythink wrong zaheera getting punish , because she was changing her statements in court always . it is sad that victim is ...

Posted by ravi

Sub: Anti Hindu Judiciary

In India, we have an anti Hindu Constitution, an anti Hindu Judiciary, an anti Hindu administration and an anti Hindu State. Therefore punishment for Zaheera ...

Posted by Tapan Ghosh

Sub: Zaheera gets 3 months in prison

Nice.But when are our politicians going to be imprisoned for lying to the people all the time.Afterall the people are the highest court S.Ramaswamy ...

Posted by Sramaswamy

Sub: Gujrat riots and Zaheera

The Gujrat riots is a black spot in the Indian history. We live in a democratic country but Indian politics are worse than any other ...

Posted by Faiyaz ahmad

Sub: Government's Double Standard

What kind of justice is this, Zaheera gets imprisionment for lying n what about Shayan Munshi, what has the Government in store for his denial... ...

Posted by Selma



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