The Bombay High Court on Thursday (July 3) transferred the Jiah Khan death case to CBI.
Actress Jiah Khan’s mother Rabbiya has alleged that her daughter was murdered and did not commit suicide as claimed by police. Born Nafisa Rizvi Khan, she took the name Jiah to act in films like ‘Nishabd’ and ‘Ghajini’ and was believed to have hung herself from a ceiling fan at her Mumbai home after being disillusioned with her career and her troubled relationship with Sooraj Pancholi.
Rabbiya had demanded a probe by Special Investigating Team or CBI into the actor’s death as she produced forensic and medical evidence to indicate that it was a case of murder.
The police had arrested Sooraj on June 10 on the basis of a six-page letter, reportedly written by Jiah about the status of her relationship, found at her apartment. (With PTI inputs)