Sooraj Pancholi walks out of Mumbai's Arthur Road jail
Aspiring actor Sooraj Pancholi was released from Arthur Road Jail yesterday, having been granted bail against a surety of Rs 50,000. The court directed him to surrender his passport and appear before the Juhu police every alternate day.
His father Aditya Pancholi, who was recently embroiled in a scuffle with lensmen, braved the media presence to steer his son to freedom.
Sooraj Pancholi with Aditya Pancholi after he was released from jail. Pic: Sayed Sameer Abedi
Sooraj Pancholi, son of an actor couple, was arrested three weeks ago on charges of abetting Jiah Khan's suicide.
Sooraj with parents Aditya and Zareena. Pic: Sayed Sameer Abedi
Granting relief to Sooraj, the HC had observed that the 22-year-old aspiring actor can't be held solely responsible for the "impulsive" act of his actress-girlfriend.
Sooraj's sister Sana Pancholi. Pic: Sayed Sameer Abedi
"No doubt it was unfortunate that a young girl has committed suicide. She (Jiah) must have been impulsive and he (Suraj) cannot be held solely responsible for it," Justice Sadhna Jadhav had observed.