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AIMPLB welcomes SC verdict on Zaheera

Zaheera, who had turned hostile in the case, was found to be a self-condemned liar by high-powered committee.

india Updated: Mar 08, 2006 19:13 IST

All India Muslim Personal Law Board has welcomed Wednesday's Supreme Court verdict against Zaheera Sheikh, a key witness in the Gujarat Best Bakery case.

Abdul Rahim Quereshi, the Board's Assistant General Secretary, to participate in its executive committee meeting, told reporters that "the verdict has restored our faith in the judiciary. However, justice in this case though not denied, has been delayed."

Zaheera, who had turned hostile in the case, was found to be a "self-condemned liar" by a high-powered committee appointed by the court and was subsequently sentenced to one year's simple imprisonment and a fine of Rs 50,000 for contempt of court.

First Published: Mar 08, 2006 19:13 IST