Ruling out a angle of murder in the death of Bollywood actress Jiah Khan, the Additional Solicitor General Anil Singh told a bench of Justice Naresh Patil and Justice Prakash Naik that, "The CBI has no reason to protect the accused (actor Sooraj Pancholi) in the case." The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday informed the Bombay high court that its team had ruled out murder in actor Jiah Khan case. Bombay HC has said it will decide on Jiah's mother Rabia Khan's plea by 23 August and in the meanwhile, will continue interim stay on the trial against Sooraj Pancholi. The Bombay High Court on Monday asked Rabia Khan, mother of Jiah Khan, whose body wasfound hanging from the ceiling fan in her house in 2013, to draw a list pointing out anomalies, if any, in the probe made by police and CBI into the death of her daughter.
Rabia's lawyer Dhairyasheel Patil pointed out anomalies saying the probe had not taken into account the BBM (mobile) messages exchanged between Jiah and Sooraj. He claimed Sooraj had deleted these messages but this aspect was not considered in the probe. Patil also pointed out that the post mortem report had mentioned that Jiah's neck bore an injury mark which indicated she might have been strangulated or assaulted but this too had not been considered by the investigating authorities.