Suraj, son of actor couple Aditya Pancholi and Zarina Wahab, was yesterday arrested after being booked under IPC Section 306 for allegedly abetting Jiah’s suicide.
Seeking his custody, police told the court that they have recovered five love letters exchanged between Suraj and Jiah and they wanted to verify the contents.
Public Prosecutor A.K. Pacharane said that the CCTV footage of the hotel and house has been recovered and also added that there were serious allegations of threat, assault and rape against Suraj.
In the remand application the prosecution sector said that a distressed Bollywood Actress Jiah had aborted their baby and this aspect too needed to be probed.
Accepting the arguments, Magistrate remanded Suraj in police custody till June 13 rejecting his lawyer Zameer Khan’s contention saying that the Jiah note did not name Suraj and was not signed by her.
Defense counsel said that the note was found after three days after Jiah death and not immediately.
Zameer Khan also claimed that 21 year old Suraj could not have given any commitment to 25 year old Jiah during their short term relationship of just 6 to 8 months.
“Jiah was obsessive and possessive…it does not mean Suraj should be pinned,” he said.
He also mentioned that the actress was a troubled child and was in depression for many years.
The defense told the court that statements of 23 witnesses have been recorded and gadgets of Suraj have already been impounded by police.
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