Court rejects CBI's petition for further probe in Jiah Khan suicide case


On June 3, 2013, Bollywood actress Jiah Khan was found hanging at her residence in Mumbai. Sooraj Pancholi, the son of Aditya Pancholi and Zarina Wahab, was allegedly in a relationship with her and it was alleged that physical abuse and mental and physical torture by him forced her to end her life. Reportedly, he was charged for alleged abetment to suicide in the case and is now out on bail. 

Now, 8 years after Jiah's untimely demise, the Central Bureau of Investigation and the actress's mother Rabiya Khan had filed petitions seeking further probe in the suicide case. However, a special CBI court on Thursday dismissed the petitions. Reportedly, the CBI had sought permission from the court to send a dupatta, allegedly used by Jiah to hang herself, to the Central Forensic Laboratory at Chandigarh for further analysis.

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As per reports, the CBI also wanted to send mobiles phones to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in the US to retrieve deleted chats between Jiah and Sooraj. However, Sooraj's lawyer Prashant Patil objected to the petitions and said that the matter has already been decided by the High Court and Supreme court. A S Sayyad, a special judge, too dismissed the pleas post hearing the arguments. 

Jiah was 25 years old when she breathed her last. 

(Source: Inputs from PTI)