Zaheera Sheikh

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...