Jiah Khan Death: Court Seeks Status Update


Mumbai: Mumbai session court in Mumbai wants to know the status of CBI probe of Bollywood star Jiah Khan’s suicide case on November 18 where on the basis of a six page letter, actor Sooraj Pancholi was arrested as he had a relationship with the actress.

“What is the status of CBI investigation? Is anybody from the CBI present,” asked special women’s court judge AS Shende. “It is almost a year now (since the CBI took over the case),” Judge Shende also added.

Jiah, an American citizen, was found dead at her Juhu home in Mumbai on June 3, 2013. The high court afterward granted bail to Sooraj as his bail application resisted that the two were in a relationship and the letter was being misused by Jiah’s mother Rabiya.

Before the case was transferred to CBI, the suburban Juhu police had filed a 447-page chargesheet on January 16, 2013 in Andheri magistrate’s court.

Actor Suraj Pancholi is the son of legendary star parents Aditya Pancholi and Zarina Wahab.