Here’s the latest on Suraj Pancholi. He finally left prison on bail this Monday, three weeks after being arrested over a possible role in the suicide of his actress girlfriend Jiah Khan. Suraj was released after a Mumbai court set bail at 50,000 rupees. Based on Jiah’s suicide note that her mother Rabbiya Khan released to the police, Suraj had been charged with abetting suicide, an offence that is punishable by up to 10 years in prison.
The Bombay High Court said on Monday that the letter found at Jiah Khan’s house, allegedly written by her, cannot be termed a suicide note as it is neither dated nor addressed to anyone and that the letter never reached Suraj, “therefore, it cannot be said the emotions expressed in the letter ever reached the applicant (Suraj)” Justice Jadhav said. The High Court also held that Pancholi did not nurture an intent or motive to push the girl to commit suicide and also took note of the fact that Jiah had suicidal tendencies.
I hear that Suraj wants to visit the religious temple in Shirdi and seek blessings from Sai Baba. Family members are relieved that he has been releases on bail. During his time in jail he apparently also took to writing poems and short stories which he has shared with his father and sister.
While he might not make it to Shirdi immediately (as it might create a security hazard given the fact that he’s making headlines) he has expressed his interest in making the trip soon with a friend. I guess he’s hoping this is the end of things…