A special women's court in Mumbai accused the Central Bureau of Investigation on Friday of leaking to the media parts of its chargesheet in the Jiah Khan suicide case. As accused Sooraj Pancholi appeared before the court to collect the chargesheet, special judge AS Shende said, "How come [the] content of the chargesheet is known to media even before I got to know about it? CBI is the only source from where it could get leaked. This is a very serious thing. Be careful about it in future." The case was adjourned till January 18.
The CBI on Wednesday charged 25-year-old Pancholi for abetting Khan's suicide. The chargesheet says that the two had met via Facebook in September 2012 and the friendship blossomed into an "intimate relationship". Khan was found dead in her Mumbai apartment on June 3, 2013, by her mother. The CBI alleged that Pancholi had concealed relevant information about the actual reason behind the suicide, and the statement given by him is incomplete and fabricated.