Mumbai: A domestic violence case, under section 125 of CrPC, has been filed against TV actress Sanjeeda Shaikh and her family by her sister-in-law Zakerabanu Zakir Hussain Bagban, according to reports.
According to Zakerabanu, her husband, that is Sanjeeda’s brother, Anas Abdul Rahim Sheikh, used to physically abuse her.
“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,” stated Zakerabanu as per reports in Mumbai Mirror.
22-year-old Zakerabanu has been living in Ahmedabad for the past three months.
According to the report in BollywoodLife, on May 27, Sanjeeda, her brother, and their mother assaulted her while Zakerabanu was speaking to her father on phone. Apparently, they didn’t want her to stay in Mumbai with them. And that is when Zakerabanu flew to Ahmedabad, and was later hospitalised, due to the injuries suffered during the assault, according to BollywoodLife’s report.
However, Sanjeeda and her family earlier filed a petition that states claims made by Zakerabanu are false.
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.