Sooraj Pancholi Reacts On Instagram After Being Acquitted In Jiah Khan Case:‘The Truth Always Wins’


Sooraj Pancholi reacted online after being acquitted in Jiah Khan’s suicide case. A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court in Mumbai announced its verdict on Friday and the actor was cleared in the case. Taking to his Instagram Stories, the actor put up a status that announced his relief at being acquitted. He stated that the truth always wins. The actor wrote on his Instagram Stories, “The TRUTH always wins!” He also added folded hands and red heart emojis with the hashtag ‘God is Great’. Judge AS Sayyed of the special CBI court in Mumbai stated on Friday there wasn’t much evidence to hold Sooraj in the case and acquitted the actor. He stated, “Due to paucity of evidence, this court can’t hold you (Sooraj Pancholi) guilty, hence acquitted.”
Sooraj is the son of actors Aditya Pancholi and Zarina Wahab. He was accompanied by Zarina in the court on Friday and the two were surrounded by members of the press after they exited the building. A police officer helps them clear a path for them to enter their car.
Jiah Khan was only 25 when she was found dead in her Mumbai home on June 3, 2013. The actor was arrested by the Mumbai Police in June 10, 2013 after a letter written by Jiah was found in which she had allegedly shared that Sooraj mentally and physically abused her. Sooraj received bail in July 2013.
Rabia Khan, Jiah’s mother, indicated that she would continue to fight for her daughter. She said after the verdict, “The charge of abetment to suicide has gone. But how did my child die? This is a case of murder…will approach the high court,” she said.
The actor was last seen in the film Time To Dance (2021) with Isabelle Kaif. He made his debut with Suniel Shetty’s daughter Athiya Shetty in Hero (2015). Sooraj received the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut for the film in 2016.