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Jiah Khan suicide: Suraj Pancholi denied bail

 
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Mumbai: A sessions court here Friday rejected the bail plea filed by Suraj Pancholi, arrested on charges of abetting the suicide of Bollywood actress Nafisa alias Jiah Khan.

The prosecution opposed his bail application on grounds that the investigations had already reached a crucial stage and his release at this stage could hamper the probe.

Suraj, son of Bollywood actor-couple Aditya Pancholi and Zarina Wahab, is in judicial custody till June 27 and lodged at the Arthur Road Central Jail.

In his bail application, among other things, Suraj has contended that the late Jiah's mother, Rabia Khan who is the complainant in her daughter's suicide case, was allegedly taking revenge against him for some unknown reasons.

Suraj further alleged that Rabia Khan was "misusing" a letter penned by Jiah which was found at her home four days after she ended her life, June 3.

In his bail plea filed through a lawyer, Suraj further contended that the letter - in which Jiah had described her woes with Suraj - was not addressed to him and did not carry his name.

After the five-page letter was recovered and handed over to the police, Suraj was arrested June 10 on grounds that it was "incriminating" evidence against him as she had blamed him for various problems she faced during her lifetime.

Shortly after his arrest, a magistrate in Andheri court had remanded Suraj to police custody for three days and then to judicial custody till June 27. (IANS)

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Jiah Khan

The 25-year-old actress, Jiah Khan, committed suicide on June 3rd, by hanging herself in her Juhu Apartment on Monday at around 11 pm.

Suraj Pancholi

The six-page note was found, about six days after her death, which details Jiah's strained relationship with her boyfriend Suraj, alleging that he had cheated her though she trusted him.

Late Jiah Snapped With Mom Rabia

Suraj was arrested after Rabia submitted the six page note by Jiah Khan. According to reports, Rabia told the police that Suraj had physically and mentally tortured Jiah, and Aditya Pancholi was against the affair as Jiah was older than Suraj

Suraj With Parents - Aditya and Zarina

Suraj, son of Bollywood actor-couple Aditya Pancholi and Zarina Wahab, was denied bail, is in judicial custody till June 27 and lodged at the Arthur Road Central Jail.

Suraj With Mom Zarina Wahab

Zarina said she had indeed paid Jiah's mother a visit, and said that Rabia was in no mood for any conversation with her. Supporting her son, Zarina also said that her son has not committed murder.

Suraj With Dad Aditya Pancholi

Suraj's dad Aditya Pancholi said, "Let my son stay in jail a little longer. It will make him tougher and wiser. He has done no wrong. So, this experience can only make him strong."

Suraj Pancholi Claims...

Suraj alleged that Rabia Khan was "misusing" a letter penned by Jiah. In his bail plea filed through a lawyer, Suraj said that the letter was not addressed to him and did not carry his name.

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