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Bombay HC dismisses plea by Jiah Khan's mother to retrieve her BBM chats

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

The Wednesday dismissed an application filed by late Jiah Khan's mother Rabia, seeking retrieval of messages her daughter and her actor-boyfriend exchanged on messenger.

Pancholi has been charged with abetting Khan's suicide.

According to the (CBI), Khan, best known for her performance in film "Nishabd" starring Amitabh Bachchan, was found hanging at her residence here on June 3, 2013.

In her application filed before the court, had sought to bring on record as evidence the details of the messenger chats exchanged between her daughter and Pancholi.

On Wednesday, Justice rejected Rabia's request.

While dismissing the plea, Justice Bhatkar said the request made by was "not feasible under the law".

A detailed order is likely to be made public by Thursday.

During a previous hearing, the CBI had told the court that the of and Pancholi had been sent to a forensic laboratory, where experts said the messages could not be retrieved.

The Mumbai police, which probed the case initially, had recovered a three-page unsigned note narrating Khan's "intimate relationship with Pancholi, physical abuse, and mental and physical torture at his hands" from her flat.

Handwriting experts later confirmed that the note was written by the

In October 2013, moved the high court alleging that her daughter had been murdered. She sought a CBI probe, which was granted in July 2014.

In January this year, the CBI filed a charge sheet against Pancholi, the son of actors and Zareena Wahab, before a trial court, charging him under section 306 (abetment of suicide) of the Indian Penal Code.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, December 05 2018. 17:00 IST
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