Sooraj Pancholi got relief in Jiah Khan suicide case, know what happened so far in this case?
Jiah Khan Suicide Case: Late Bollywood actress Jiah Khan committed suicide 10 years ago. The CBI court in Mumbai acquitted her then-boyfriend Sooraj Pancholi of the charge of abetment to suicide.
The court has acquitted Sooraj Pancholi in the late actress Jiah Khan suicide case. The court has given its verdict in this matter after ten years. Mumbai's CBI court judge AS Sayyed said, due to lack of evidence, this court cannot convict Sooraj Pancholi, hence acquittal. The court has acquitted Sooraj Pancholi of all the charges levelled in the suicide note. The actor has also been acquitted of the charge of abetment to suicide.
It is obvious that the actress, who had left an impression of her acting on the hearts of the audience with films like 'Nishabd' and 'Ghajini', had shocked everyone by sudden suicide. She was found dead at her home on 3 June 2013. Almost ten years after her death, the special CBI court in Mumbai has today given its verdict in the suicide case of the late actress on April 28. Let us tell you that CBI Special Judge AS Sayyed heard the final arguments of both sides on Thursday and reserved his decision in the matter.
Apparently, actress Jia Khan committed suicide in the year 2013 at her Juhu home. Actor Sooraj Pancholi was accused of this incident. It was said that he had instigated the actress to commit suicide. The Juhu police were probing the matter. On June 7, 2013, a 6-page handwritten suicide note was found by the police in Jia Khan's house.
On June 11, 2013, the Mumbai Police arrested Sooraj Pancholi, son of Bollywood actor Aditya Pancholi, on charges of abetting Jiah's suicide. Suraj was released from jail on bail on 1 July 2013 after being in jail for about a month. But Jiah Khan's mother Rabia Khan was not satisfied with the police investigation. He said that this is a case of murder and it should be investigated as a case of murder.
In the year 2014, the Bombay High Court had given the responsibility of investigating the case to the CBI on the application of Jia's mother. In the year 2015, CBI investigated the case and filed a charge sheet against Sooraj Pancholi in the court. In this, charges were framed against Sooraj Pancholi under section 306 for abetting the actress to commit suicide.
After this, Jiah's mother Rabia once again approached the High Court and this time demanded that the investigation of the case be given to the American investigative agency FBI, but Rabia's application was rejected by the High Court. In this case, the trial started in the year 2019 and the hearing was completed on 20 April 2023.
Jia Khan wrote in her letter, I don't know how to tell you this but I can still say because I have nothing to lose. I have already lost everything, if you are reading this I may already be gone or about to go. I am broken inside. You may not know this but you impressed me to such an extent that I lost myself in love with you. Still, you tormented me every day. These days I can't see any light, I don't want to wake up. There was a time when I saw my life and future with you, but you shattered my dreams.
Significantly, Jia Khan was an American citizen who worked in films with many big stars. Jia had worked with Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan in Nishabd, Ghajini with Aamir Khan and Housefull with Akshay Kumar.