Mother of main suspect in Noor Mukadam murder case granted bail
Supreme Court rejects bail plea of Zahir Jaffer’s father
File photo of Zahir Jaffer with his parents.
Declaring that the role of Asmat Adamji, mother of Zahir Jaffer, main suspect in the murder case of Noor Mukadam, daughter of former Pakistan’s envoy Shaukat Mukadam, was of secondary nature, the Supreme Court (SC) on Monday accepted her bail application, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
The apex court accepted the bail plea in lieu of surety bonds worth Rs1 million each.
The SC also rejected the request made by Khawaja Haris, the counsel for the suspects, to suspend the Islamabad High Court’s (IHC) decision of completing trial in the case in two months.
Haris argued that the role of the parents of main suspect in the case was that of hushing up the crime by not reporting it to the police. “It is by no means of primary nature,” he added.
Terming the ‘murder’ of Noor a barbaric act, Justice Mansoor Ali Shah remarked that efforts were made to conceal the incident. “Hence, Zahir’s father cannot be granted bail in the case since he may use his influence on the witnesses,” he said categorically.
Noor Mukadam had been brutally murdered by Zahir Jaffer a few months back in Islamabad when the former reportedly refused to marry him.
Reporter Amanat Gishkori