Best Bakery

  • Best Bakery case: Court orders police to produce accused May 11, 2013

    Mumbai: The sessions court in Mumbai on Friday directed the Gujarat police to produce a recently arrested accused of 2002 Best Bakery case. Vadodara police's Crime Branch has moved an application before the sessions judge UB Hejib saying that a warrant was pending against Jayanti Gohil, an accused, who did...
  • Best Bakery: HC awards compensation to witnesses July 10, 2012

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has awarded a compensation of Rs 3 lakh for the witnesses in the 2002 Best Bakery case. The court also ruled that the state should provide protection to witnesses in sensitive cases like these. The court had on Monday acquitted five accused in the case...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai July 9, 2012

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  • What is Best Bakery Case? July 9, 2012

    New Delhi: The Best Bakery, a small outlet in the Hanuman Tekri area of Vadodara, was allegedly attacked by a mob, which burned down the bakery, killing 14 people on March 1, 2002. The attack was part of the 2002 Gujarat violence. The mob targeted the Muslims inside, including the Sheikh...
  • Best Bakery: HC acquits 5, life term to 4 upheld July 9, 2012

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Monday acquitted five accused in the 2002 Best Bakery riots case for want of evidence but upheld the conviction of four others sentenced to life term by the trial court. A division bench comprising Justices VM Kanade and PD Kode, who had on July 3...
  • Chronology of events in the Best Bakery case July 9, 2012

    New Delhi: The Best Bakery case, in which 14 people were killed on March 1, 2002 during the Gujarat carnage, had become one of the most high-profile cases of the violence that erupted across Gujarat after the Godhra train incident. Following is the chronology of events in the Best Bakery...
  • Best Bakery: Bombay HC to hear Yasmeen's plea March 5, 2012

    New Delhi: The 2002 Best Bakery case is set to come up for hearing before the Bombay High Court on Monday. The court will begin hearing the appeals filed by nine convicts who were awarded life terms in connection with the case. The court is expected to bring up the matter...
  • Setalvad misguided me: Best Bakery witness May 18, 2011

    Mumbai: Shaikh Yasmeen Bano, a key prosecution witness in the 2002 Best Bakery case, has moved the Bombay High Court alleging that she was "lured and misguided" by a social activist into giving false testimony against 17 accused persons, of which nine were sentenced to life imprisonment. Yasmeen filed the petition...
  • National wipes: What made news today February 2, 2008

    The Income Tax thinks its payback time for Zahira Sheikh, the key witness in Best Bakery riot case. The IT department has asked her to pay over Rs 38 lakh tax; Close to 750 Hyundai workers were detained when they assembled without police permission in order to give a memorandum...
  • I-T dept slaps Rs 38-lakh tax notice on Zahira Sheikh February 2, 2008

    Vadodara: The Income Tax Department has asked Zahira Sheikh, a key withess in Best Bakery riot case who was allegedly given a hefty amount by a Congress corporator to change her statement in the court, to fork out Rs 38.63 lakh as tax. Zahira will appeal against the IT notice served...
  • BJP MLAs push Guj riot scars aside, talk development December 4, 2007

    Ahmedabad: Two years after he got a clean chit from the Supreme Court in the Best Bakery case, three times MLA from Vaghodia in Vadodara, Madhu Srivastava is preparing for a fourth term. In 2002, Srivastava was one of the candidates who kept harping on the communal violence as his...
  • Best Bakery: Worst riot case forgotten for good December 4, 2007

    Vadodara: Two years after he got a clean chit from the Supreme Court in the Best Bakery case, three-time MLA from Vaghodia in Vadodara, Madhu Srivastava is preparing for a fourth term. Best Bakery was where 14 people were burnt alive during the 2002 riots. In the elections held that...
  • Zahira wants to fight Gujarat polls June 21, 2007

    Vadodara: Zahira Sheikh, the key witness in the Best Bakery burning case who was later jailed by the Supreme Court for perjury, has expressed her desire to contest the Assembly elections provided she is given a ticket by a political party. In an informal chat with journalists in Vadodara on...
  • I-T sleuths seal Zaheera's properties June 18, 2007

    New Delhi: Income Tax officials have sealed the properties of Best Bakery massacre case prime eyewitness Zaheera Sheikh following her failure to reply to the notice issued by the IT department sometime ago Zaheera is currently living in Thane in Maharashtra. She is said to have three bank accounts and the...
  • Zaheera Sheikh released from Nashik jail June 16, 2007

    New Delhi: The prime witness in the Best Bakery case, Zaheera Sheikh, has been released from Nashik Road Central jail. She was serving a one-year sentence for contempt of court. Last year, the Supreme Court had sentenced Zaheera to one-year simple imprisonment and had also slapped a fine of Rs 50,000 on...
  • SC waives off Rs 50,000 fine on Zaheera June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has waived off the Rs 50,000 fine imposed upon key witness in the Best Bakery case, Zaheera Sheikh, and sentenced her to one-year imprisonment for contempt of court. A Bench headed by Justice Arijit Pasayat passed the order to this effect after Zaheera's counsel said that...
  • SC adjourns Guj riot cases hearing November 22, 2006

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday adjourned the hearing on Gujarat riot cases to February 20. As many as 14 cases linked to the 2002 communal riots were currently pending before the apex court and judgment on them were expected today. In the court, Gujarat government challenged the maintainability...