Sooraj Pancholi is said to have filed an application with the special CBI court in Mumbai, claiming that Jiah Khan’s mother, Rabia Khan, is attempting to postpone the case.
The ‘Hero’ star requested that a non-bailable warrant (NBW) be issued against Rabia Khan. Rabia, he claimed, has been avoiding summons and purposefully failing to appear before the Special CBI Court.
The handwritten application read, “The prosecution has served the summons to the original complainant several times, but she is not appearing before this court to depose her statement. The original complainant doesn’t seem to be cooperating with this court for an expeditious trial and avoiding coming before this court to delay the trial.” The report also stated that the special CBI judge AS Sayyad asked the CBI to file a reply to the application by Pancholi. The case has been adjourned for further hearing on July 7.
Since February 2022, the court has allegedly summoned Rabia to testify her statement. So far, she has filed two responses explaining why she was unable to travel to Mumbai from London to testify. She previously stated that her internet was down and that her home had been flooded.
Jiah Khan, an actress, was discovered dead at her home in 2013, and her lover, Sooraj Pancholi, was arrested by Juhu police for abetting her suicide.