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Zaheera's mother alleges Teesta threatened her

Source: PTI
December 15, 2004 15:46 IST
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Sehrunnisa Sheikh, mother of prime witness in the Best Bakery case, Zaheera Sheikh, on Wednesday alleged that social activist Teesta Setalvad had threatened to kill her.

Deposing before the session courts in Mumbai, where a retrial is being conducting into the Best Bakery carnage, Sehrunnisa alleged that Setalvad and her colleague, Rais Khan, had visited her house in Mumbai over a month ago and threatened to shoot her.

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She also alleged that her son Nafitullah was dragged and taken away in a vehicle by four men the same day.

Zaheera had created a stir when she accused Teesta of pressuring her to identify innocent people as accused in the Best bakery case.

Her statement came as a shock to many because the trial was shifted to Mumbai after Zaheera and her mother complained of threats from the accused in the case.

A mob had attacked the bakery on March 1, 2002, at the height of the Gujarat communal riots, killing 14 people.


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