Sister-in-law files domestic violence case against Sanjeeda, family

Television actress Sanjeeda Sheikh and her family are in legal hassle. Sanjeeda’s sister-in-law Zakerabanu Zakir Hussain Bagban has reportedly filed domestic violence case under section 125 of IPC against Sanjeeda and her family. Zakerabanu in her FIR named Sanjeeda, Anas Abdul Rahim Sheikh and their mother, Anisha Sheikh for alleging  beating and torturing her.

Zakerabanu, who is married to Sanjeeda’s brother Anas Abdul Rahim Sheikh stated in her complaint that her husband would often beat her and abuse her physically and mentally and often demanded money from her father.

"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.

22-year-old Zakerabanu has left Mumbai and living in Ahmadabad for the past three months. According to the victim, Sanjeeda Sheikh’s family does not want her to stay in Mumbai with them. After flying to Ahmadabad, she was admitted to the hospital and gets treated for her injuries.

However, in the past Sanjeeda and her family filed a petition stating that all the accusations made by Zakerabanu are false.

According to the actress, Zakerabanu hails from an orthodox family and she was facing trouble adjusting to liberal family of her husband.

Sanjeeda's lawyer Sunny Punamiya 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.