Noor murder accused's physical remand extended by two days

Public prosecutor tells court pistol recovered from accused Zahir Jaffer, cellphone yet to be recovered

Noor murder accused's physical remand extended by two days
Noor murder accused's physical remand extended by two days


A court in Islamabad extended on Monday the physical remand of Noor Mukadam murder accused, Zahir Jaffer, by two days.

According to reports, the Kohsar Police Station produced Jaffer before Duty Magistrate Sohaib Bilal Ranjha on completion of his previous two days physical remand. The accused was brought to the court under tight security.

Public Prosecutor Sajid Cheema prayed before the court that a pistol had been recovered from Jaffer, but his cellphone was yet to be recovered. Hence, the court was requested to grant a further two-day physical remand of the accused.

The lawyer of the accused argued that there was no requirement for further remand as the the police had recovered what they wanted to.

Shah Khawar, counsel for Shaukat Mukadam, father of the deceased, also supported the further physical remand of the accused before the court.

The counsel prayed that further provisions had been added to the case whereas co-accused had also been arrested.

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After the arguments, the court extended the physical remand of Jaffer by two days. The court adjourned the hearing and ordered the police to interrogate the accused and produce him again on July 28.

A day earlier, it was reported that a court in Islamabad had remanded the parents of the suspect, along with two of their employees, in police custody for two days.

The judgement came after Jaffer's father, Zakir Jaffer, and mother, Ismat Adamjee, were produced before magistrate Shehzad Khan.

In addition, two of the suspect's domestic aides, Iftikhar and Jamil, were also sent on two-day physical remand.

During the hearing, the lawyer representing Noor’s father argued that the judicial system was not followed, requesting the court to place the suspect’s parents on physical remand.

“If the co-counsel is not protecting the accused, then let the parents of the accused be kept in custody for interrogation,” the lawyer maintained.

The police had initially sought a five-day physical remand of the four people.