Jiah Khan case: SC asks Bombay HC to speed up probe

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New Delhi/ Mumbai, May 17: The Supreme Court on Tuesday, May 17 told the Bombay High court that 'actor Jiah Khan's death must be investigated quickly.'

Jiah's mother Rabia Amin was unhappy with the inquiry in the case and hence had approached the Supreme Court and sought a SIT probe in the case.

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Jiah Khan:SC asks Bombay HC to intervene

CBI was assigned the case in 2014 by the Bombay High Court. In a plea to the Supreme Court, the actor's mother had written, "SIT investigation should be done, HC should hear the matter." She wrote that the trial court was hearing the matter in an improper manner and that it was heard without presence of Special Public Prosecuter.

The Supreme Court directed the Bombay HC to hear and dispose of the application for stay if moved by the petitioner.

Jiah Khan was found hanging in her house on June 3, 2013. Jiah was dating actor Sooraj Pancholi at the time of her death. Pancholi was later arrested by Mumbai Police on charges of aiding her suicide and was granted bail later on.

During the course of investigation, Sooraj Pancholi's lawyer Prashant Patil told the court that there is no evidence for framing the charges of murder against Pancholi.

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