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Zaheera does vanishing act following SC decision

According to legal experts, this is the first case where a riot victim has been sentenced for perjury.

india Updated: Mar 08, 2006 14:08 IST

Zaheera Sheikhhas done the vanishing act barely hours after the Supreme Court awarded her a one-year jail term and a Rs 50,000 fine.

Zaheera's counsel Atul Mistry has said that said she was not in touch with him "eversince the Supreme Court gave verdict against her".

"She is not in touch with me since the Supreme Court verdict against her. I do not know about her whereabouts. It is for the police to trace her. Zaheera has not phoned me in the past few months," he said.

The law has to take its own course now, he said.

According to legal experts, this is the first case where a riot victim has been sentenced for perjury.