The sessions court has refused to call for any further investigation in Bollywood actress Jiah Khan’s death case. The court said at the time of the trial it would decide if she was killed, like her mother Rabia Khan claims.
The court also rejected her application for seeking the call data records of Aditya Pancholi, the father of the accused and two other people. However while accepting her plea of calling for the BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) messages which were allegedly exchanged between Jiah and Sooraj, the court held that they would be called, as and when required during the trial of the case.
A report in DNA recorded a statement by the court, “There is force in the submission of defence as the matter is pending for the last four years, as no charge has been framed against the accused of the continuous petitions filed in the case. The requirement of BBM messages can be thought as and when required at the time of trial, but other plea’s stands cancelled.”
The actress was found hanging in her room on June 3, 2013. Actor Sooraj Pancholi was arrested a week after for abetment to suicide.
On Rabia’s request, the case was transferred to the CBI in July 2014. The CBI too had concluded that Khan’s death was a case of suicide and not murder. However, Rabia had said the agency didn’t analyse the scientific evidence she had brought.
Sooraj was arrested on June 10, 2013 for allegedly driving 25-year old actress to commit suicide. A letter, purportedly written by Khan was discovered days after her death blamed Sooraj of harassment.