The CBI filed the chargesheet on December 9, citing that Sooraj had made false promises to Jiah, who allegedly committed suicide in 2013. "Highs and lows are a part of life. God is great. The case is still in court. Ten people have ten different things to say about it. I will talk about it once the case is cleared," said Sooraj Pancholi
Emphasising the charge against Sooraj Pancholi, the CBI said: "The wilful conduct of the accused, narrated in the note of Nafisa Rizvi alias Jiah Khan, and her intimate relationship, physical abuse, mental and physical torture by Sooraj, which she experienced allegedly led the deceased to commit suicide"
Special public prosecutor Dinesh Tiwari expressed surprise at CBI's move. He was quoted by news agency PTI as saying, "I was never informed about the charge sheet and the conclusion that the agency had arrived at." He also said that he would oppose the charge sheet if CBI concluded the cause of death as 'suicide'
A sessions court in Mumbai sought to know the status of the CBI probe into Bollywood starlet Jiah Khan's suicide case on November 18. Jiah, an American citizen, was found dead at her Juhu home in Mumbai on June 3, 2013. Police arrested Sooraj Pancholi on the basis of a six-page letter, purportedly written by Jiah
While Jiah Khan's family and lawyers are upset with the CBI's decision to book actor Sooraj Pancholi only for abetment to suicide and not murder, the chargesheet filed by the central agency details why it believes the actor pushed Jiah Khan to take her own life.
Late actress Jiah Khan's mother Rabiya Khan has filed a fresh petition in the Bombay High Court alleging that her daughter could have been murdered. She has sought a CBI inquiry into the case.
Salman Khan is a mentor to Suraj Pancholi, who was in judicial custody for allegedly abetting actress Jiah Khan's death, and has reportedly asked the Pancholis to refrain from commenting on their son's debut in his production film.
Actress Jiah Khan's friend Suraj Pancholi has been arrested by Mumbai police in connection with the 25-year-old's suicide.
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Aspiring actor Suraj Pancholi, charged with abetting actress Jiah Khan's suicide, walked out of jail three weeks after his arrest in the case.
Jiah Khan's last rites have been completed. The body of the 25-year-old starlet, who committed suicide at home on the night of June 3, was buried in the Santa Cruz graveyard in Mumbai.
This picture shows her funeral procession.
Aamir Khan was among the stream of visitors who made their way to Jiah Khan's Mumbai home where she reportedly hanged herself. Jiah acted with the superstar in the 2008 film Ghajini and her mother is considered very close to Aamir's mom Zeenat.