Court hands over Ayaz Amir to police on one-day physical remand
Sara’s father will arrive in Pakistan from Canada tonight
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Earlier, journalist Ayaz Amir was produced by police before the court of a magistrate in F-8 Kutchery, Islamabad today. Investigative officer and concerned deputy superintendent officer were also present in the court.
His lawyer said that he was not even nominated in the case but police insisted that since it was a high profile case involving murder of a Canadian national, so he should also be arrested.
Court inquired of the police why did they arrest the journalist. On which, police said that Ayaz attended his son’s marriage ceremony with Sara Inam at Chakwal but concealed the fact from Sara that his son was previously married.
The judge after hearing arguments granted one-day physical remand of Ayaz Amir who was handed over to the police for further grilling.
It is also learnt that Shahnawaz owned no business nor did he have any job.
He lived on the rent of shops that he had inherited from his father.
Shahnawaz’s first wife, Fatima, had left him after a few days of marriage, whereas, his second wife had left him after six months of marriage. Sara was his third wife.
Sara’s family had recently learned about her marriage with Shahnawaz. Discussion for a formal marriage ceremony and departure of the bride was underway between the two families.
The body of Sara will be kept in the morgue of the Polyclinic Hospital till her burial.
According to sources, Section 109 has been added to the case now along with 302.
Ayaz Amir and his wife will also be interrogated.
Reporters: Kifayat Ali Shah and Tayyab Saif