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Zaheera moves SC for review of verdict

india Updated: Nov 06, 2006 03:14 IST

Best Bakery case key witness Zaheera Sheikh, who had turned hostile during the trial and was sentenced by the Supreme Court to one-year rigorous imprisonment for contempt of court, on Tuesday sought review of the verdict imposing a fine of Rs 50,000 on her.

Sheikh, who was severely reprimanded for her "flip flops", submitted that she was not in a position to pay the fine imposed due to her poor financial condition.

The apex court in its March 8 verdict had said that if she would not pay the fine, she would further undergo a term of one-year imprisonment.

In the petition filed through advocate DK Garg, Sheikh complained that she was being ill treated in the jail by its staff as well as the fellow inmates.

Expressing her agony and bad phase through which the entire family was undergoing, Sheikh said the boy who was willing to marry her has turned down the proposal.

It was during this period that her brother also died.

The apex court had punished Zaheera after a report of the high-powered inquiry committee appointed by it had indicted her as a "self-condemned liar".

Disapproving the conduct of Zaheera in the case, the court had directed the Income Tax authorities to attach her assets and bank accounts for three months.

It had also asked the Income Tax authorities to initiate proceedings to ascertain her source of income since year 2000.