HC asks Jiah’s mother to file af­fi­davit on Pan­choli’s plea

Hindustan Times (Lucknow) - - Nation -

The Bom­bay high court on Tues­day di­rected Rabiya Khan, the mother of ac­tor Jiah Khan, who al­legedly com­mit­ted sui­cide, to file an af­fi­davit in re­sponse to a pe­ti­tion filed by Sooraj Pan­choli seek­ing to ex­pe­dite the trial against him. Sooraj has been charged with abet­ting the sui­cide of Jiah on June 3, 2013. He had ap­proached the HC, seek­ing a di­rec­tion to a ses­sions court to ex­pe­dite the trial in the case. He had al­leged that Jiah’s mother was re­sort­ing to de­lay­ing tac­tics.

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