Mumbai, May 9: Zaheera Shaikh, along with her family members, on Tuesday pleaded not guilty to the charges proposed against her by a sessions court for giving false evidence in the Best Bakery case.
The trial in this connection will start on Wednesday.
Zaheera, prime witness in the Best Bakery case, was brought to the court from Byculla jail in Mumbai on Tuesday where she is serving a one-year sentence imposed on her by the Supreme Court for contempt of court.
The Judge had read out the charges to Zaheera on last occasion and explained the accusations against her and other members of her family.
The Judge, Additional Sessions Judge Abhay Thipsay, who had conducted the retrial in Best bakery case, told Zaheera that she had falsely stated in the court that she had not lodged the First Information Report (FIR) regarding the Best bakery incident and that she was unaware of the document (FIR) although it bore her signature.