The Bombay High Court on Monday stayed the trial proceedings in actress Jiah Khan’s suicide case till June 7.Earlier on May 20, a Mumbai sessions court adjourned the hearing in the case till June 10.
The move came as on June 7, the Bombay High Court will hear a plea by Jiah’s mother Rabia Khan requesting that this case be handed over to the Special Investigation Team (SIT) for interrogation.The sessions court was expected to frame charges against actor Sooraj Pancholi, the key accused in the case, but adjourned the hearing after Rabia’s request.
Jiah’s mother had earlier moved to the Supreme Court, which directed her to approach the Bombay High Court. The apex court refused to intervene in the plea made by Rabia, who had demanded that the investigation be transferred from the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to the SIT.
The CBI has termed Jiah’s death as suicidal, not homicidal. Pancholi has been charged with abetment of Jiah’s suicide on June 3, 2013, after the duo had a spat.