Zahir Zakir involved in torture of girls in past, police recover videos from mobile 

By: News Desk
Published: 02:32 PM, 26 Jul, 2021
Zahir Zakir involved in torture of girls in past, police recover videos from mobile 
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In startling revelations and significant development, the Islamabad police have managed to unearth preliminary data of the mobile phone of Zahir Zakir the alleged killer of Noor Muqaddam and authorities recovered multiple torture videos on women also found from Zahir’s phone, reported 24NewsHD TV channel. 

Sources say in significant progress, the police have recovered the accused's mobile phone data and as per the investigative important record have been recorded from his phone. Sources further say the accused was involved in violence against women in the past as well. The ICT police have sent Zahir Zakir mobile phone to the forensic unit. 

Further, the Islamabad District and Sessions Court has extended the physical remand of prime accused Zahir Zakir, an alleged killer of Noor Muqaddam, for two more days. Police brought the accused in tight security. Duty Magistrate Sohaib Bilal Ranjha granted physical remand of the accused and directed the ICT police to present the accused on July 28.

Earlier, the Islamabad police have arrested the parents of Noor Muqaddam’s killer. Zahir Zakir’s father Zakir Jaffer and mother Asmat Adamjee were taken into custody by the police in the federal capital late on Saturday night. Earlier, the police also arrested Zahir Zakir’s domestic helpers Iftikhar and Jamil for investigation. The arrests of Zakir Jaffer and Asmat Adamjee were made after a detailed statement by Noor Muqaddam’s father, Shaukat Muqaddam.

The police produced both parents before a duty magistrate on Sunday, who handed them and their two servants to police on physical remand for two days. The police, however, did not rule out more arrests linked to Noor’s murder. They said the police are trying to piece together all the direct or indirect evidence linked to this murder. The police said Zakir Jaffer, Asmat Adamjee, servants Iftikhar and Jameel were arrested on charges of hiding facts and assistance in crime. Meanwhile, Islamabad Deputy Commissioner reportedly ordered the seal the Therapy Works Rehabilitation Centre where the murderer spent some time.

Reporter Ehtisham Kiyani