Ayaz Amir’s wife gets three-day interim bail in Sara murder case

By: 24 News
Published: 11:22 AM, 26 Sep, 2022
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A local court in Islamabad has granted interim bail for three days to the wife of senior journalist Ayaz Amir in the Sara Inam murder case in which her son Shahnawaz Amir is the prime suspect, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

Additional Sessions Judge Sheikh Sohail on Monday heard the pre-arrest bail petition of accused Samina Shah and granted her an interim bail for three days.

However, the judge directed Ayaz’s wife to participate in the investigation process. The judge also asked her to submit a surety bond worth Rs50,000. 

Earlier in the day, wife of senior journalist Ayaz Amir filed a petition in a local court of Islamabad seeking pre-arrest bail in the Sara Inam murder case.

Accused Samina Shah filed her bail petition through barrister Hasnat Gul. 

In her petition, she beseeched the court to accept her pre-arrest bail plea as she was facing health issues. She said that her slain daughter-in-law’s uncle and aunt nominated her in Sara’s murder case. 

She said she had been living in the farmhouse for past several years. She got information regarding Sara’s murder in a phone call which she received at 9:12am. She said she ran towards her daughter-in-law’s room but by that time she had been murdered. 

She went on to say that she told Shahnawaz Amir to stay in the room, but by that time her husband Ayaz Amir had informed the police. She stated that police reached their farmhouse in a few minutes.

She said she had no connection with the murder incident, nor was she a witness to the crime.

A local court in Islamabad on Saturday issued arrest warrants for the father and mother of Shahnawaz Amir who was accused of murdering his Canadian wife at his home in Shak Shahzad after a row over a "family issue" on Friday. 

Police arrested his father journalist Ayaz Amir on Saturday and court granted Ayaz’s physical remand for one day. 

Reporter Ehtisham Kiyani