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Sooraj Pancholi appears in court for Jiah Khan suicide case trial

Sooraj, son of actor Aditya Pancholi, has been charged with abetment of suicide.


A court in Mumbai began hearing the sensational Jiah Khan suicide case trial on Wednesday (14 February). The case involves actor Sooraj Pancholi, who is charged with abetment. The next hearing has been posted for 21 February.

Son of Hindi film actor-couple Aditya Pancholi and Zarina Wahab, Sooraj was present in the court.

He has been booked under the Indian Penal Code for abetment of the Jiah's suicide on 3 June 2013.

In the chargesheet, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) said Jiah's body was found hanging in her residence in Andheri by her mother Rabiya Khan.

The CBI further said Sooraj had concealed certain facts and had provided fabricated information during his interrogation.

Sooraj was arrested on 10 June 2013 and is currently on bail granted by the Bombay high court.

The high court also transferred the case to the CBI in July 2014 following a plea by Rabiya Khan alleging that the Mumbai police was not investigating it properly.