Jiah Khan case: Court to hear bail plea of Suraj Pancholi today
Posted on: 06:44 AM IST Jun 21, 2013
Mumbai: The bail plea of actor Suraj Pancholi, who was arrested after the suicide of his actress girlfriend Jiah Khan, will be heard by a Mumbai court on Friday. The court had on June 14 adjourned his bail hearing until Friday.
The investigating officer had informed the court that Suraj had deleted messages from his mobile phone and the police needs more time to probe the case. Mumbai Police had on June 13 said it will oppose the actor's bail plea.
The 22-year-old aspiring actor was arrested on June 10 after Jiah committed suicide by hanging herself at her Juhu residence. Suraj had admitted that he was in a live-in relationship with Jiah but denied abetting her suicide.
The arrest was based on a six-page suicide note reportedly written by the 25-year-old actress, and her mother's Rabbiya Amin-Khan's statement to the police. A note written by the actress revealed that she was abused in the relationship. Five other love letters were also found that were exchanged between Jiah and Suraj. The Mumbai Police have revealed that the handwriting on the letter have matched with Jiah's handwriting.
Actress Jiah Khan, who made her debut in 2007 in Ram Gopal Verma's 'Nishabd', was found hanging in her Juhu flat on June 3.