The special court for women’s cases yesterday ruled that it would conduct the trial of Jiah Khan suicide case and not the CBI court.
The CBI had contended that the case should be heard in the special CBI court. But the special public prosecutor Dinesh Tiwari argued that the High Court had earlier asked CBI to investigate whether it was a case of homicide, and find out the culprit if it was so.
As the CBI’s conclusion was that it was a suicide, the Central agency’s role was over and he should be allowed to conduct the trial, Tiwari said.
The judge A S Shende upheld Tiwari’s argument. The judge also asked the CBI to hand over all the documents of the case to the special public prosecutor. The next hearing will be on February 22.