The Supreme Court issued the instruction after Jiah's mother Rabia Amin approached the apex court, stating that the trial was not being conducted in a proper manner and without a special public prosecutor. Rabia had also asked for an SIT probe into her daughter's death.
Jiah — seen in films like Nishabd and Ghajini — was only 25 when she was found dead in her suburban Mumbai apartment on 3 June 2013. Her body was discovered hanging from the ceiling fan. Sooraj Pancholi, who she was believed to be in a relationship with, was charged with abetting her suicide a few days later, on 10 June. He was released on bail in just under a month.
In 2014, the Bombay High Court asked the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to take over the case. However, Rabia had expressed her unhappiness with the CBI's findings.
Published Date: May 17, 2016 02:30 pm | Updated Date: May 17, 2016 02:41 pm