Bombay HC asks Jiah’s mother to file affidavit on Pancholi’s plea

Bombay HC asks Jiah’s mother to file affidavit on Pancholi’s plea

The Bombay High Court today directed Rabiya Khan, the mother of actor Jiah Khan, who had allegedly committed suicide, to file an affidavit in response to a petition filed by Sooraj Pancholi seeking to expedite the trial against him.

Sooraj Pancholi has been charged with abetting the suicide of Jiah Khan on June 3, 2013. Sooraj had a few months back approached the high court seeking a direction to a sessions court to expedite the trial in the case.

The court further said that pendency of the petition shall not be construed as a stay in the trial. The sessions court should go ahead with the trial. The case was transferred to the CBI by HC in July 2014 on Rabiya Khan’s petition that police was allegedly not probing it properly.

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