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Jiah Khan's Mother Moves SC For SIT Probe Into Daughter’s Death

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1 March 2017 2:11 PM GMT
Jiah Khans Mother Moves SC For SIT Probe Into Daughter’s Death
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The mother of actress Jiah Khan, who had allegedly committed suicide, has 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 Bombay High Court had on February 9 dismissed Rabia Khan’s petition seeking an SIT investigation into her daughter Jiah Khan’s death. The bench had reserved the order on February 2.

Rabia has sought a re-investigation by a Special Investigation Team into her daughter’s death as she contends that it was a case of murder not suicide. This stand of Rabia’s is contrary to the CBI’s chargesheet filed before the trial court, which said that Jiah committed suicide and has sought actor Sooraj Pancholi to be charged for abetment to suicide.

Initially Juhu police was investigating the case and it concluded that it was “a case of suicide not murder” and Sooraj was guilty of abetment to suicide. Following this, Rabia filed an appeal in the Bombay High Court seeking a probe by the CBI into Jiah’s death. HC allowed her application and transferred the probe to CBI which then said the same thing as Juhu police that it was “a case of suicide not murder.”

Bombay HC division bench of Justice Ranjit More and Justice Shalini Phansalkar Joshi, in a 38-page judgement observed that the case need not be re-investigated again just so that the petitioner gets a result of her choice.

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