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Jiah suicide: Sooraj in judicial custody till June 27

A Mumbai court Thursday sent Sooraj Pancholi, son of actor couple Aditya Pancholi and Zarina Wahab, to judicial custody till June 27 on charges of abetting the June 3 suicide of actress Nafisa alias Jiah Khan.

Shortly after the court decision, Sooraj’s lawyer said he would move a bail plea in a sessions court. Sooraj was arrested Monday.

Sooraj, 22, was presented in the court after the end of his three days’ police custody.

The public prosecutor sought more time for questioning the accused in police custody to unravel details on Jiah’s suicide, especially since he (Sooraj) had allegedly deleted all mobile records of SMSes and MMSes sent by the late actress.

Police contended that statements of as many as 27 people had been recorded.

Sending Sooraj to judicial custody, the court ruled that he would be lodged in the Arthur Road Central Jail.

Sooraj’s arrest came soon after a letter penned by Jiah was recovered by her family who handed it over to police last week. In the six-page letter, Jiah also mentioned about her abortion.

Jiah ended her life by hanging herself at her Juhu home June 3.

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