It has been over eight years since Bollywood lost a young and talented actress, Jiah Khan, in an unfortunate and distressing case.
A special CBI court has taken up the case after the session’s court, which was conducting a trial against her boyfriend Sooraj Pancholi on charges of alleged abetment, stated that the case should be transferred to a special CBI court
CBI court will now hear the pending case
On Friday (July 30), the news agency ANI tweeted:
“Actor Jiah Khan death case: CBI court will now hear the case pending for 8 yrs. The sessions court, which was conducting a trial against her boyfriend actor Suraj Pancholi on charges of alleged abetment, has said that the trial should be transferred to a spl CBI court.”
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What Sessions Court judge said in the order
“In the present matter, investigation is carried out by CBI/SCB (which) filed a supplementary chargesheet. The special courts are established for trial of cases exclusively investigated by CBI and a special judge is appointed to deal with said cases.”
“I do not have the power to deal with cases filed by the CBI. Therefore, in my view it is necessary to transfer the present case to CBI court,” the sessions court judge said in the order earlier this week.
Zarina Wahab says few things about the case
The trial has so far seen very little progress. On the development, Sooraj Pancholi’s mother, Zarina Wahab, says that she is happy that the trial will now be expedited.
“We all will find conclusion,” she said.
“We wanted this trial to be expedited. Eight-nine years is a very long time. My son has suffered through this period and this was not fair to him. My husband and I and all our family members had faith in God and the judiciary.”
“We all believe that if my son is guilty, he should be penalised, but if he is not, he must also get his clean chit from the Court. He should have the right to move on,” she told ETimes.
“I feel bad for my baccha for what he has endured. I also feel the pain of the mother who lost her daughter. Most parts of the last 10 years were terrible for us.”
“Each time I saw Sooraj’s face, I knew what he was feeling. He and I would avoid looking at each other because we could both could read each other’s minds. We would both get worried and were unable to hide our feelings,” she expressed.