A sessions court here today encircled charges against Bollywood performing artist Sooraj Pancholi for purportedly abetting on-screen character Jiah Khan’s suicide.
Judge K D Shirbhate encircled charges against the 27-year-old performing artist under area 306 (abetment of suicide) of the Indian Penal Code, to which he argued not guilty.”Sooraj argued blamelessness and the examination of witnesses will begin from February 14,” his attorney Prashant Patil said.
As per the charge sheet, Khan, best known for her execution in film ‘Nishabd’ featuring Amitabh Bachchan, was discovered hanging at her living arrangement on June 3, 2013, by her mom Rabiya. She had gone out of Sooraj Pancholi, where she had been remaining throughout the previous two days, toward the beginning of the day that day, it said.
As per the CBI, Pancholi had “concealed actualities and created data” amid questioning.Sooraj Pancholi, the child of Bollywood couple Aditya Pancholi and Zarina Wahab, had declined to experience polygraph or mind mapping tests which the office needed to lead to getting to the base of his charged part in the occurrence.
The CBI said a three-page note seized by the Mumbai Police, which prior examined the case, on June 10, 2013, was composed by Khan which portrayed her “cozy relationship, physical mishandle and mental and physical torment” purportedly on account of Pancholi which drove her to submit suicide.
It said the letter was not marked and even not routed to Sooraj Pancholi but rather it implicated him.In October 2013, Rabiya Khan had moved the Bombay High Court affirming that her girl had been killed and looked for a CBI test, which was allowed.