Noor Mukadam homicide case: SC rejects bail plea of Zahir Jaffer’s father

Zahir Jaffer (wearing a grey shirt), his father Zakir Jaffer (centre) arrive to attend an IHC hearing in Islamabad on September 23, 2021. — Online/File
Zahir Jaffer (carrying a gray shirt), his father Zakir Jaffer (centre) arrive to attend an IHC listening to in Islamabad on September 23, 2021. — Online/File

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan Monday rejected the bail plea of Zakir Jaffer, the daddy of Zahir Jaffer, the prime suspect within the Noor Mukadam homicide case.

The apex courtroom nevertheless, accepted an identical plea filed by Zahir’s mom, Asmat Adamjee, directing her to submit the bail bonds price Rs1mn.

The courtroom noticed that Asmat was not on the scene of the crime when it happened.

The co-accused [Zahir’s parents] had filed pleas difficult their bail pleas getting rejected  by the Islamabad High Court within the homicide case.

A 3-member bench of the apex courtroom, comprising Justice Umar Ata Bandial, Justice Mansoor Ali Shah, and Justice Qazi Muhammad Amin, was listening to the bail pleas of Zahir’s dad and mom, Zakir Jafer and Asmat Adamjee on Monday.

“The Supreme Court of Pakistan will not interfere in the interim order of the Islamabad High Court,” mentioned the Supreme Court.

Senior lawyer Khawaja Haris, representing Jaffer’s dad and mom, urged the courtroom to reject Islamabad High Court’s directives to wrap up the trial in two months.

The Supreme Court rejected Haris’ attraction. It added that the suspects within the Noor Mukadam homicide case should be given a good and clear trial.

The counsel representing the dad and mom of prime suspect Zahir Jaffer within the Noor Mukadam homicide case, contended earlier than the Supreme Court that his purchasers have solely been accused of making an attempt to cowl up the homicide.

At the outset of the listening to, Justice Bandial directed the petitioners’ counsel to argue over the information of phone calls between Zahir and his dad and mom the day of the homicide.

“The petitioners [Zahir’s parents] made multiple calls to Zahir on the day of the incident,” noticed Justice Umar Ata Bandial.

Justice Shah remarked that both the daddy, Zakir Jaffer, provoked his son to homicide the sufferer, or forbade him, over the phone name.

At this, Khawaja Haris argued that it’s also doable that Zahir didn’t inform the reality in regards to the homicide in any respect to his father over the telephone.

Discussing Asmat’s alleged function in Noor Mukadam’s homicide, the Islamabad advocate-general maintained that there are information of 11 telephone calls made by Zahir’s mom to her son on the day of the grisly homicide.

Haris mentioned as per the telephone information, Asmat contacted the safety guards twice through the day.

However, name information haven’t any authorized worth [relating to the case], mentioned Khawaja Haris.

At this, Justice Shah remarked that even when the decision information are ignored, one wonders why Zakir Jaffer didn’t inform police in regards to the homicide.

IHC rejects bail pleas of Zahir Jaffer’s dad and mom

Earlier, the IHC rejected the bail pleas of Zahir’s dad and mom — Zakir Jaffer and Ismat Adamjee — within the case.

The IHC additionally ordered the trial courtroom to finish the trial inside eight weeks. IHC’s Justice Aamer Farooq initially delivered a short verdict. An in depth verdict was launched later.

Zakir and Ismat had filed bail petitions within the case stating that that they had nothing to do with Noor’s homicide, whereas the police challan introduced in courtroom mentioned that if Zahir’s dad and mom had knowledgeable the police in time, Noor may have been saved.

IHC indicts Zahir Jaffer, 11 others in Noor Mukadam’s homicide case

The prime suspect within the homicide of Noor Mukadam, Zahir Jaffer, has been formally charged for the crime by the Islamabad High Court on Thursday.

Besides Jaffer, two of the household’s staff — Jamil and Jan Mohammad — had been additionally indicted, together with the Chief Executive Officer of Therapy Works, Tahir Zahoor.

The homicide

Noor Mukadam, a 27-year-old lady, was raped and murdered with a pointy instrument on July 20 inside the limits of the ​Kohsar police station in Islamabad. A case of homicide was later registered on the similar police station by Noor’s father, former Pakistani ambassador Shaukat Ali Mukadam.

Zahir Jaffer is the prime suspect in Noor Mukadam’s homicide case. The grisly homicide, during which Mukadam was beheaded, happened on July 20 in Islamabad’s F-7 space.

The Islamabad police arrested suspect Zahir Jaffer on the night time of July 20 from his home the place, in accordance with Noor’s dad and mom, he killed her with a pointy instrument and severed her head.

The grotesque incident sparked a nationwide marketing campaign searching for justice for her, with #JusticeforNoor turning into a high development on Twitter.