Mumbai: The bail hearing of actor Suraj Pancholi, the prime accused in Jiah Khan suicide case, is adjourned till June 24. The plea will come up in a Sessions court as the aspiring actor is in judicial custody till June 27 on charges of abetting her suicide.
The investigating officer had informed the court that Suraj had deleted messages from his mobile phone and the police needs more time to probe the case. Mumbai Police had on Thursday said it will oppose the actor's bail plea.
The 22-year-old aspiring actor was arrested on Monday after Jiah committed suicide by hanging herself at her Juhu residence. Suraj had admitted that he was in a live-in relationship with Jiah but denied abetting her suicide.
The arrest was based on a six-page suicide note reportedly written by the 25-year-old actress, and her mother's Rabbiya Amin-Khan's statement to the police. A note written by the actress revealed that she was abused in the relationship. Five other love letters were also found that were exchanged between Jiah and Suraj. The Mumbai Police have revealed that the handwriting on the letter have matched with Jiah's handwriting.
The police is now verifying if the letter is genuine and have also recovered five letters from Suraj's house and Jiah's abortion report. While speaking to CNN-IBN, Suraj's mother Zarina Wahab denied all charges and said her son should be punished if found guilty. She denied that her son was in a live-in relationship with the late actress.
Actress Jiah Khan, who made her debut in 2007 in Ram Gopal Verma's 'Nishabd', was found hanging in her Juhu flat on June 3.