Television actress Sanjeeda Sheikh has reportedly found herself in legal trouble as the actress’ 22-year-old sister-in-law Zakerabanu Zakir Hussain Bagban has filed a domestic violence case against her brother Anas Abdul Rahim Sheikh, her and their mother, Anisha Sheikh.
According to a report by Mumbai Mirror Zakerbanu has alleged that she was having a conversation with her father over the phone on May 27 when the trio yelled and beat her up saying that they didn’t want her in their Mumbai home anymore. She reportedly left the house on the same day for her parent’s place in Ahmedabad and was admitted to a local hospital in Sarkhej Roza. Furthermore, reports indicate that she got discharged on May 29, following which she lodged a FIR at the nearest police station.
“They often demanded money from my father and would beat me up. My husband is alcoholic, a drug addict and is also involved in match-fixing,” Zakera told the leading tabloid. “It was the final straw when Anas raised his hand on me in the presence of my mother and sister in their Mumbai home. I was hospitalised after that in Ahmedabad. I was told at the time of our marriage that he is in the construction business but he is mostly home,” she said, adding that her in-laws haven’t contacted her.
But as reports on the leading tabloid, Sanjeeda Sheik and Family filed a petition that squashes Zakerabanu’s allegations – The petition stated that Zakerabanu had a disturbed relationship with her father due to his orthodox attitude because of which it was difficult for her to adjust the liberal environment of her husband’s home. Furthermore on the day of the incident, Zakerabanu was not actually feeling well and had informed that she quite the mkare institute she was training at. Sanjeeda had been busy shooting on the day of the incident.
Reportedly, the latest update in the case seems to be in the actress’ favour – “The Hon’ble 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, the Hon’ble Court accepted our submission that the FIR is baseless, bad in jurisdiction and merely filed to harass my client.“ stated Sanjeeda Sheika’s l;awyer to Mumbai Mirror.