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Zaheera's second brother also does a U-turn

Press Trust of India

Posted: Nov 19, 2004 at 1632 hrs IST

The sixth eye-witness in the Best Bakery case Nafitullah Shaikh on Friday turned hostile in a special court and refused to support the prosecution here.

Deposing before special judge Abhay Thipse, Nafitullah, the elder brother of prime witness Zaheera Shaikh, disowned his police statement and said it had not been correctly recorded.

Nafitullah told the court that he did not see anything on the day when the bakery was set afire. He also said he was not aware "how people died in the mishap that took place."

He further said he would not be able to recognise any accused.

Prosecutor Manjula Rao then sought permission of the court to cross examine him.

on Thursday his brother, Nasibullah had also put up a hostile attitude and did not recognise any accused besides retracting his police statement.

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