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Court seeks clarification from SC in Zaheera case

The court sought clarification from apex court on plea made by Zaheera Sheikh to undergo one year sentence for perjury in Maharashtra.

india Updated: Mar 13, 2006 15:51 IST
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A sessions court on Monday sought clarification from the Supreme Court on plea made by Zaheera Sheikh to undergo one year sentence for perjury in Maharashtra.

Judge Abhay Thipsay said the Supreme Court order does not indicate the manner in which the sentence has to be executed.

The judge noted that the Supreme Court order does not give directions to Gujarat police to apprehend Zaheera and keep her in a prison in Gujarat.

"Since Zaheera specifically stated that she should not be handed over to Gujarat police and instead lodged in prison in Maharashtra, it would not be proper on part of this court to hand her over to Gujarat police," the Judge observed.

"Under the circumstances it would be fit and appropriate for this court to seek directions from Supreme Court as to the manner in which Zaheera should undergo her sentence," he said.

The court sent her in custody, till March 16, pending clarification from the apex court.

First Published: Mar 13, 2006 15:51 IST

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