[dropcap]M[/dropcap]UMBAI – Court Comes Down Heavily On CBI For Leaking Charge sheet Investigations into the alleged suicide of actor Jiah Khan have revealed that just an hour prior to taking the drastic step, she had a tiff with her boyfriend, accused Suraj Pancholi which he described as over a mere “misunderstanding.
The CBI filed a charge sheet against the Bollywood actor this week and accused him of abetting her suicide. The CBI said on June 3, 2013, Suraj sent a bouquet to Jiah as she had bagged two films and an item song. He then went on to have dinner with a friend at a suburban five star.
It further said that at 10.04pm, he called Jiah and said he was at the hotel and waiting for a jewellery designer.
However, when Jiah called the woman to confirm this, the latter told her she was to meet Suraj the following morning.”Immediately Jia called Suraj and accused him of lying,” the CBI said in the charge sheet.
Suraj then called up the jewellery designer to confirm her arrival that night but she told him their appointment was for the following morning.
The investigating agency said Suraj then requested her to call up Jiah and clear the misunderstanding.
However, her calls to Jiah were met with a busy tone. Jiah’s repeated attempts to call Suraj and message him were not answered until he called her at 10.22pm.Following this, Jiah made her way to Suraj’s house and called his domestic help as Suraj’s phone was switched off.
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The charge sheet also describes in detail the abortion procedure Jiah underwent when she was four weeks pregnant in January 2013. In his statement the doctor who pre scribed the pills to her said that two days after consuming the pills, he received a call from Suraj stating that “half of the stuff “(foetus) was still stuck inside Jiah. The doctor advised him to take her to the hospital. However, Suraj called him again and said he had helped her pull out the “remaining stuff.” The CBI said Jiah had mentioned the abortion in her note in which she said, “I was scared of getting pregnant but I gave you myself completely . The pain you have caused me everyday has destroyed every bit of me. Destroyed my soul and I aborted our baby when it hurt me deeply .”
But CBI too ruled it was suicide. The CBI investigations also revealed the note written by Jiah established that Suraj ruined her life. Referring to the relationship the couple shared, the investigating agency pointed out that Jiah used to clean the rooms in Suraj’s flat, iron his clothes and keep them in the cupboard.
On Friday Suraj made his appearance in court and was handed a copy of the charge sheet. The matter will come up for hearing on January 18 after which the court is likely to frame charges against him.Special judge A S Shende came down on the CBI for leaking information from the charge sheet even before the court had taken cognizance of it. “I read the details of the chargesheet in the newspapers.
How can this happen? Please be careful. How can it come out in the media when the verification process was on in the court”, the judge asked. The court also remarked to all that a media trial should be refrained from being conducted in the case.