Jiah Khan’s suicide: Sooraj Pancholi’s bail plea rejected
Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: Aspiring actor Sooraj Pancholi has been denied bail by a Mumbai court. Son of actors Aditya Pancholi and Zarina Wahab was arrested by the Mumbai police after the suicide of actress Jiah Khan.
Sooraj was arrested on charges of abetment to suicide (under Section 306 of the IPC) on June 10 after a six-page farewell note was recovered from the deceased actress’ residence.
The authenticity of the suicide note and the other five love letters that were found from Sooraj’s residence, meanwhile, is being examined.
On June 14, the court had adjourned Sooraj’s bail plea till June 21. According to the officer investigating the case, the police required time to probe into the matter since Sooraj had deleted several texts and other messages from his cell phone. On June 13, the Mumbai police had stated that they would oppose the bail plea of the aspiring actor.
Jiah’s mother Rabbiya Khan had handed over the six-page note to the police three days after the actress had breathed her last. The arrest of Sooraj came close on the heels of Rabbiya Khan’s statement to the police. While Jiah’s mother has been fighting tooth and nail for her daughter, and has been heard accusing Sooraj Pancholi squarely for her daughter’s suicide, Zarina Wahab, Sooraj’s mother has been defending her son all through.
Jiah Khan, who forayed into the Hindi film industry with the 2007 Ram Gopal Varma film ‘Nishabd’, across Amitabh Bachchan, hanged herself at her Juhu apartment on the night of June 3.