CBI Reports : Jiah Khan committed suicide, not murdered:- On Monday, the Bombay High Court asked the mother of late actress Jiah Khan whose boday was found hanging from the ceiling fan in her house in 2013, Rabia Khan to draw a list pointing out discrepancy in the probe made by police and CBI into CBthe death of her daughter.
While CBI and the Mumbai police have concluded that it was a case of suicide. But Rabia claimed that her daughter Jiah Khan was murdered. Her mother demanded that Actor boyfriend of Jiah, Sooraj Pancholi should be tried for murder and not for abetment of suicide.
Her mother Rabia is demanding a probe by Special Investigation Team alleging that CBI had concurred with the finding of the Mumbai police, that the death of Jiah was a case of suicide and not homicide.
Justice Naresh Patil who is the head of division bench asked her mother Rabia to prepare the list of discrepancy and submit it on 23rd August. The Division bench said the list should have three columns : one listing discrepancy in police probe, the second enumerating discrepancy in CBI investigation and the third mentioning Rabia’s views on the points left out in the probe.
The lawyer of Rabia, Dhairyasheel Patil pointed out discrepancy saying the probe had not taken into account the BBM (mobile) messages exchanged between Jiah and Sooraj. The lawyer claimed that Sooraj had deleted these messages but this aspect was not considered in the probe.
Patil also pointed out that the post mortem report had mentioned that the neck of Jiah bore an injury mark which indicated that she might have been strangulated or assaulted but this too had not been considered by the investigating authorities.
Anil Singh who is Additional Solicitor General said that CBI had consulted on the injury mark an expert from AIIMS who had ruled out murder while asserting that it was a case of suicide.
ASG Singh also said that the CBI done the probe in the right direction and the allegations levelled by Rabia were baseless.
Actor Sooraj was arrested on charge of abetting her suicide on June 10, 2013, a week after the body of the actress was found hanging at her residence here. He was released on 2nd July 2013, after the high court granted him bail.