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Jiah Khan case: Mother moves SC for SIT probe

Jiah Khan case: Mother moves SC for SIT probe

New Delhi: Bollywood actress Jiah Khan’s mother on Tuesday approached the Supreme Court challenging Bombay High Court order declining her plea for setting up a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe her daughter’s death.

Approaching the Supreme Court, Jiah’s mother, Rabia Khan, a British national, challenged Bombay High Court’s order rejecting her plea against the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) chargesheet terming the death as suicide and not homicide.

Khan sought formation of an SIT to probe the causes leading to the death of her daughter on June 3, 2013.

Claiming that her US citizen daughter was murdered, Khan has also contested the investigators’ version that Jiah allegedly committed suicide by hanging at her home in Sagar Sangeet Apartments in the posh Juhu area that evening.

On February 9, the Bombay HC has said that since the matter is already being probed by the CBI there was no need to interfere, andAhad paved way for commencement of trial against actor Sooraj Pancholi, who is charged with abetment of Jiah’s suicide.

Initially, Mumbai Police had investigated the sensational case of the celebrity which was later transferred to the CBI.

Jiah, 25, left behind a note allegedly pointing a finger at Pancholi, her then boyfriend and son of actor-couple Aditya Pancholi and Zarina Wahab.

Later, Mumbai police had arrested Sooraj Pancholi on charges of ‘abetment to (Jiah’s) suicide’ and he was later granted bail. The CBI had concurred with Mumbai police that Jiah’s death was a suicide and not a murder.

–IANS