Sanjeeda Sheikh. Picture courtesy: Sanjeeda Sheikh’s Instagram account @iamsanjeeda
Television’s popular actress Sanjeeda Sheikh has fallen into a legal trouble.
Reportedly, Sanjeeda’s 22-year-old sister-in-law Zakerabanu Zakir Hussain Bagban has registered a domestic violence case against her and her maternal family, which includes Sanjeeda’s brother Anas Abdul Rahim Sheikh and mother Anisha Sheikh.
The actress’ sister-in-law Zakerabanu alleges that while conversing with her father over the phone on May 27, the trio – Sanjeeda, her brother and mother – began to yell and beat her.
On the day of the incident itself, Zakerabanu flew to her hometown in Ahmedabad and was admitted to a local hospital in Sarkhej Roza. It was on May 29 that Zakerabanu lodged an FIR at Sarkhej Police Station, suggests Mumbai Mirror report.
Sanjeeda Sheikh‘s lawyer immediately filed a petition seeking to suppress Zakerabanu’s complaint.
The tabloid further states that Sanjeeda’s lawyer counter-alleged saying that Zakerabanu had a disturbed relationship with her father owing to his orthodox mentality, which majorly hampered her equation with husband, Anas, and made it problematic for her to adapt the open-minded atmosphere at her husband’s house.
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The report also adds that on the day of the alleged incident, Sanjeeda’s sister-in-law brought to Anas’ notice that she was under the weather and had quit her training from a make-up institute in order to meet her parents at Ahmedabad.
Sanjeeda was amidst her daily soap shooting when the case was filed against her and her family.
Fresh developments in the case on August 30 brought interim relief for Sanjeeda as the Ahmedabad High Court waived the service of notice.
“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,” informed Sanjeeda’s lawyer to Mirror.
Sanjeeda Sheikh started her TV career with ‘Kyaa Hoga Nimmo Kaa’. She gained fame for her role in shows like ‘Ishq Ka Rang Safed’ and ‘Ek Hasina Thi’.
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