The actor Jiah Khan committed suicide, and the CBI conducted a fair, unbiased, and comprehensive investigation. However, according to the Bombay High Court, Jiah’s mother Rabia Khan tried to drag out the trial by arguing that it was a homicide.
In its ruling dated September 12 dismissing a plea filed by Rabia Khan seeking a new investigation in the matter, preferably by the FBI, the domestic intelligence and security service of the United States, a division bench of Justices A S Gadkari and M N Jadhav made the observations.
On Tuesday, a copy of the thorough order was made accessible.
For abetting her suicide on June 3, 2013, Jiah’s boyfriend, Actor Sooraj Pancholi, has been charged by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which is now looking into the issue.
Jiah was killed, according to Rabia Khan’s claims.
The panel observed in its ruling that the CBI had conducted a thorough inquiry from all perspectives and had concluded that it was a suicide case.
The court stated that the petitioner’s repeated attempts to have the court rule that the victim’s death in this case was homicidal and not suicide was an obvious attempt to delay the trial.
The goal of Rabia Khan’s whole strategy appears to be to have this Court rule without a trial that the victim’s death was homicidal rather than suicide. According to the HC, this strategy appears to evade the requirements of the law.
“This petitioner’s actions aggravate unreasonably postponing and prolonging the trial that is now taking place before the Trial Court. It appears that even before the trial is finished, Petitioner wants this Court to issue a ruling in her favour that the victim’s death was homicidal and not suicide “said the judges.
The panel stated, “Prima facie it does appear that the CBI is conducting an unbiased, fair, and transparent probe completely.”
The bench said that every aspect of the medical and circumstantial evidence, the accused’s behaviour, and/or the incident’s cause were all reexamined from a fresh perspective to determine and confirm if it may be a case of “homicidal death.” and then only after confirming that it was a case of suicidal nature, the CBI has filed its further report (supplementary charge sheet).
“Initially, there appears to be no problem with the CBI’s or the Police’s probe. It is claimed that it will not be appropriate to hold that CBI has not conducted a further or proper investigation in the issue just because CBI has reached the same result, that the victim’s death was a case of suicide “The command read.
The court additionally stated that it could not order the FBI to investigate outside its legal authority.