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Jiah Khan suicide: Mumbai sessions court rejects Suraj Pancholi's bail plea

Mumbai, Jun 21 : A Mumbai sessions court today rejected budding actor Suraj Pancholi's bail application in the suicide case involving actress Jiah Khan. Pleading for bail, Pancholi's advocate told the court that police was
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India TV News Desk June 21, 2013 17:10 IST
Mumbai, Jun 21 : A Mumbai sessions court today rejected budding actor Suraj Pancholi's bail application in the suicide case involving actress Jiah Khan.



Pleading for bail, Pancholi's advocate told the court that police was yet to find a single evidence to prove that it was Suraj who was instrumental in forcing Jiah Khan to commit suicide.

The lawyer questioned the veracity of the six-page so-called "suicide note", and said that the note neither has Jiah Khan's signature nor it mentions Suraj by name.

He said, the finding of the 'suicide note' several days after the suicide from inside a drawer, raises questions about its authenticity. The 'suicide note' he said, was adressed to her sister.

The lawyer questioned why police officials, who had gone there for 'panchnama' soon after the suicide, failed to find the suicide note.  He also pointed out differences in the handwriting in the suicide letter.  "This does not prove that Suraj used to intimidate or torture her", the lawyer told the court.

Suraj's father actor Aditya Pancholi was present in the courtroom today.


Suraj Pancholi, son of   Aditya Pancholi and Zarina Wahab,  was arrested by Mumbai police on June 10 on charges of abetment to suicide (under Sec 306 of the IPC) after the  six-page farewell note was recovered from Jiah's  residence.

Jiah's mother Rabiya Khan had handed over the six-page note to the police three days after the actress committed suicide.

The arrest of Suraj came close on the heels of Rabiya Khan's statement to the police. While Jiah's mother has been fighting tooth and nail for her daughter, and has been  accusing Suraj Pancholi squarely for her daughter's suicide, Zarina Wahab, Suraj's mother has been defending her son all through.

Jiah Khan, who entered Bollywood with the 2007 Ram Gopal Varma film Nishabd, with megastar Amitabh Bachchan, hanged herself inside  her Juhu apartment on the night of June 3.
 

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