The mother of actress Jiah Khan, who had allegedly committed suicide, today moved the Supreme Court against a Bombay High Court order rejecting her plea challenging the CBI charge sheet terming the death as suicide and not homicide.
The high court had on February 9 dismissed the petition of Rabia Khan, the actor’s mother, and had paved way for commencement of trial against actor Sooraj Pancholi, who is charged with abetment of Jiah’s suicide.
The high court, while dismissing Rabia’s petition, had observed that the CBI has investigated all aspects of the case properly and there is no fresh material submitted by Rabia to direct further probe.
Rabia, in her petition in the apex court, has also sought the formation of a special investigation team (SIT) in the matter alleging that Jiah was murdered by her then boyfriend- actor Sooraj.
She has alleged that CBI has not probed the case properly and ignored several evidences and material that clearly suggested that her daughter was murdered.
The high court’s order had paved the way for trial against Sooraj before a lower court, which was earlier stayed.
Jiah had allegedly committed suicide on June 3, 2013.
Sooraj was arrested for abetting Jiah’s suicide on June 10, 2013, but released on July 2 the same year after the high court granted him bail.
The case was transferred to CBI by the high court in July 2014 on Rabia’s plea that police was not probing it properly.
Rabia had sought an SIT probe alleging that CBI, which is currently probing the case, had concurred with findings of Mumbai police that it was a case of suicide and not homicide.
( Source – PTI )