The special women’s court has postponed the hearing in the Jiah Khan case till June 10. The court is hearing arguments on the charges to be framed against Khan’s former boyfriend Suraj Pancholi.
The prosecution has sought charges of murder, rape and causing miscarriage without a woman’s consent against Pancholi. The actor, too, has filed a discharge application before the court. Arguments in the matter are currently being heard by Special Judge A S Shende.
On Friday, Jiah’s mother Rabia filed an application and sought time, since a petition in the case is pending before the Bombay High Court.
Rabia had approached the Supreme Court, last week, and sought a stay on the proceedings before the trial court. She had alleged that it was not being done ‘in a proper manner’ and showed apprehensions that Pancholi would be discharged from the case. However, the SC had refused to stay the proceedings and directed Rabia to approach the Bombay HC.
Advocate Subhash Jha, representing Rabia, told the court that they would require time for the HC to dispose and decide the pending criminal application. The court, therefore, granted time till June 10 in the case.
Jiah Khan, an American citizen of Indian origin, was found hanging in her Juhu apartment in June, 2013. Sooraj Pancholi has been charged with abetting her suicide.