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Zahira takes computer training to spend time in jail

Written by: Staff

Mumbai, June 7 (UNI) Zahira Shaikh, the prime witness in the famous Best Bakery Case, who is jailed for perjury, has enrolled herself for computer classes being taught in prison and has also started learning English, her counsel Umesh Deshpande said here today.

When asked how Zahira was spending her time in prison, Mr Deshpande replied, ''Zahira spends her time reading a religious book, which she always carries with her.'' He further said that his client was disturbed about her inmates sharing her cell.

Earlier the Supreme Court, taking a serious note of a false affadivit filed for the second time, sentenced Zahira to one-year imprisonment and imposed a fine of rupees 50,000, for turning hostile on several occasions during retrail of the case.

Zahira, has, however, completed three months out of the one-year imprisonment ordered by the SC.

Mr Deshpande said that Zahira's extended family was being ostracised by their neighbours. Posters and bills have been pasted around their house advising people against any monetary help to them. He said there is an apathy and misinterpretation of the whole issue.

''I will do my best to help Zahira and her family legally. I would also like her to stand on her feet and lead a peaceful life in the future,'' Mr Deshpande added.


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