It's been over three years that Jiah Khan committed suicide at her Mumbai home and the case turned into a murder trial after the actress' mother accused her boyfriend Sooraj Pancholi of killing her. The case has since then undergone various twists and turns and is only getting murkier by the day. Recently, Sooraj Pancholi's lawyer Prashant Patil wrote a letter to the Central Bureau of Investigation, Mumbai Police Commissioner and the Juhu police station regarding additional evidences in the case. Now, Sooraj's family has moved a contempt of court petition in Bombay High Court on Monday against Jiah's mother Rabia Khan for defaming the family (The documents are in mid-day's possession).
According to a source, "In 2014, the Bombay High court had passed an order saying that no defamatory statements will be made against the Pancholi family in print, social or electronic media. Rabia, through her counsel, had agreed to abide by it. However she recently gave an interview to a website which was very defamatory. Therefore, Sooraj's family moved a contempt of court petition against her on Monday."
When we contacted Prashant Patil, he confirmed the news and says, "My clients Zarina Wahab, Aditya Pancholi and Sana Pancholi had moved a defamation suit for Rs 100 crore against Rabia Khan in June 2014. On July 16, 2014 the High Court granted a favourable order wherein, Rabia Khan made a statement that she shall not use defamatory language against my clients on any social, print or electronic media.
This statement was confirmed on June 10, 2015 and the notice of motion was disposed off. However, even after making such statements before the Bombay High Court and a specific order by the High Court, it is unfortunate that Rabia Khan has indulged in passing defamatory and lewd remarks against my clients through her Twitter account and interviews, thus compelling my clients to move the High Court for judicial intervention and contempt proceedings."