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Zaheera gets 3 months in prison for lying in court

Last updated on: June 12, 2006 13:44 IST
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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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