Actress Jiah Khan suicide case trial starts in Mumbai court

Vastavam web: The trial of actor Sooraj Pancholi, accused of abetting the suicide of actress Jiah Khan, started at a sessions court here today.Sooraj, son of Bollywood couple Aditya Pancholi and Zarina Wahab, has been booked under section 306 of the Indian Penal Code (abetment of suicide).Jiah had left Sooraj’s house, where she had been staying for the previous two days, in the morning, according to her mother.

The CBI alleged that Sooraj hid certain facts and fabricated information when he was questioned.”The court today asked the prosecution to submit the list of its witnesses so that summons can be issued to them,” Sooraj’s lawyer Prashant Patil said.The court then adjourned the hearing to February 21.Sooraj, who is out on bail, was present in the court today.The high court transferred the case to the CBI in July 2014 on Rabiya Khan’s petition which claimed that police were not probing it properly.

However, when the CBI filed a charge sheet against Sooraj for abetment, Rabiya Khan again moved the high court seeking a fresh probe by a special investigation team.