TV actress Sanjeeda Sheikh’s 22-yearold sister-in-law Zakerabanu Zakir Hussain Bagban has filed a domestic violence case against her, her bother Anas Abdul Rahim Sheikh and their mother, Anisha Sheikh. Zakerabanu alleges that she was speaking with her father over the phone on May 27 when the trio started yelling at her and beating her up, saying that they didn’t want her in their Mumbai home anymore. On the same day, she took the first flight out to Ahmedabad, where her parents are based, and was admitted to a local hospital in Sarkhej Roza. After being discharged on May 29, she lodged an FIR at Sarkhej Police Station.
Also, as per news in Tabloid, Sanjeeda and her family then filed a petition to quash the Zakerbanu’s case and allegations. The petition alleged that Zakerabanu had a disturbed relationship with her father due to his orthodox attitude, which adversely affected her equation with her husband, Anas, and made it difficult for her to adjust in the more liberal environment of her marital home. It further stated that on the day of the alleged incident, Zakerabanu informed Anas that she was not well and that she had quit the makeup institute that she was training early to leave for her parents’ house. Sanjeeda had been shooting for her daily soap at the time of the alleged incident.
According to the reports, the petition filed by Sanjeeda states that Zakerabanu has been brought up in an orthodox environment, which is why she was having trouble adjusting to her husband’s far more liberal family.
So far, things are in Sanjeeda’s favour as her lawyer told Mumbai Mirror that court has passed a judgement in favour of the actress.
“Court has passed an order in favour of my client by stating that the investigating agency should not take any coercive steps against her. In other words, court accepted our submission that the FIR is baseless, bad in jurisdiction and merely filed to harass my client,” the actress’ lawyer told Mumbai Mirror.
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