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Zaheera pleads not guilty to perjury charges

The judge had read out the charges to Zaheera on the last occasion and explained the accusations against her.

india Updated: May 09, 2006 13:28 IST

Zaheera Shaikh, along with her family members, on Tuesday pleaded not guilty to charges framed against her by a sessions court for giving false evidence in the Best Bakery case.

The trial in this connection will start on Wednesday.

Zaheera, prime witness in the case, was brought to the court from Byculla jail Mumbai on Tuesday where she is serving a one-year sentence imposed on her by the Supreme Court for contempt of court.

The judge had read out the charges to Zaheera on the last occasion and explained the accusations against her and other members of her family.

Additional Sessions Judge Abhay Thipsay, who had conducted the retrial in Best Bakery case, told Zaheera she had falsely stated in court that she had not lodged the First Information Report (FIR) regarding the incident and that she was unaware of the document although it bore her signature.