Justice Iqbal’s step-brother murdered parents: Police

Published: January 19, 2011
The CCPO also revealed that Naveed had planned the murder with two of his friends, Abbas and Amin, and had taken them to his parents and asked them to kill his parents.

The CCPO also revealed that Naveed had planned the murder with two of his friends, Abbas and Amin, and had taken them to his parents and asked them to kill his parents.


Supreme Court Judge Justice Javed Iqbal’s parents were murdered by his step-brother with the help of two accomplices for the sake of money, police said on Tuesday.

According to police, the accused Naveed Iqbal is a step-brother of Justice Javed Iqbal and works as a rickshaw driver. He murdered his father Malik Abdul Hameed, who was a former deputy inspector-general of police, and his second wife Zarina Bibi. After murdering them, he fled with a briefcase bearing Rs0.5 million in cash and took it to Ichhra Market, Lahore, to have it unlocked. The locksmith, however, refused to comply.

Naveed and his accomplices – Abbas and Ameen – reached the spot at 3:30 pm in a rickshaw. Police chief Aslam Tareen said that when the three entered the house, Naveed’s parents were sitting in the TV lounge. Naveed introduced Abbas to his parents, saying that he wanted to work as an employee in their house. “He said that Abbas would also bring his wife and a daughter and they should accommodate them in the house,” Tareen said.

Deceased Hameed told his son to take a look at the servant quarters upstairs and Naveed, according to the plot, indicated to Abbas and Ameen to pounce at his parents when he went up.

Tareen said that Abbas overpowered Naveed’s father and Ameen his mother. Abbas smothered Hameed with a pillow while Ameen strangled Zarina by putting his legs around her neck. Hameed’s mouth started bleeding while his wife’s ribs were broken.

Accused Abbas accepted Tareen’s statement. “I had loaned money to Naveed. When I demanded my money back, he included me in the plot,” he said. Tareen said that Hameed had given Naveed Rs1.6 million in cash and another loan to buy his house. He said that all family members had separated from Naveed.

The accused Naveed was not allowed to speak to the media but he did manage to say that he had not killed his father. However, he later confessed to the crime as police produced sufficient evidence during investigation.

Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah said that suspicion about Naveed’s possible involvement arose when he did not appear after his parents’ death.

Sources close to police investigators said that they had collected the killers’ fingerprints from the crime scene. “As the fingerprints matched, the police brought the matter into the notice of Justice Javed Iqbal and arrested Naveed,” a police official said.  Tareen, who led the investigation team, took Justice Iqbal into confidence before capturing Naveed. The accused would be produced before the court on Wednesday (today).

Naveed had been inducted as a sub-inspector in Balochistan police and was later transferred to the Intelligence Bureau. But he was terminated from service for continued absence. He lives in Shahdrah with his two children. Police sources say Justice Iqbal had banned his entry into Supreme Court premises due to his dubious activities.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 19th, 2011.

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Reader Comments (30)

  • Sabeeh Rehman
    Jan 18, 2011 - 7:24PM

    Innocent till proven guiltyRecommend

  • Jan 18, 2011 - 7:37PM

    I hope THIS time culprit is caught and put behind bars.Recommend

  • abida
    Jan 18, 2011 - 8:21PM

    katna bura wakat aa gen hain… so sad..Recommend

  • adnan
    Jan 18, 2011 - 9:26PM

    And the media was shouting its a signal to judges in missing person case. Pakistan’s media is a money making monsterRecommend

  • Greed is a curse
    Jan 18, 2011 - 10:24PM

    Greed is a curseRecommend

  • Jan 18, 2011 - 10:48PM

    If true, what grief for a parent to die at the hand of the one they gave birth to :( A parent looks at the child with such hope, so many dreams, so much love… Feeling very sad for Judge saab’s father.Recommend

  • Mujtaba Abid
    Jan 19, 2011 - 12:28AM

    the process is going so fast !
    i wish the judicial process for a common man goes the same way !Recommend

  • Greed is a curse
    Jan 19, 2011 - 2:20AM

    bura huaRecommend

  • Maroof Hussain Okara
    Jan 19, 2011 - 2:22AM

    Beta Baap ka or Bhai Bai ka dushman kesy ho sakta hy?????Recommend

  • Abbas Khan
    Jan 19, 2011 - 3:52AM

    Punjab Police is expert to craft such stories. Three people rob and kill two old people and what they get is just peanut. I see many flaws in this story, but cannot say anything. On one side is a senior judge, a colonel and Punjab police, which can force a stone to confess.Recommend

  • danial malik
    Jan 19, 2011 - 4:13AM

    today the faith of one on own’s blood has been vanquished by this merciless person who did not think about his parents , humanity,law,
    he only thinks of becoming millionaire over-night
    shame on naveed

  • Hashmat Ali
    Jan 19, 2011 - 4:58AM

    tragic incident but why accused’d statement is recorded before Justice Javed Iqbal? Do the police record statement of every accused before the agrieved party?

    And what to say about our media … in one of Dunya today’s episode Dr Moeed and Ameerul Sahafat Ansar Abbasi were arguing that Justice Iqbal’s parent’s murder seemed a conspiracy to create rift between judiciary and the intelligence agenciesRecommend

  • pak
    Jan 19, 2011 - 8:48AM

    Do you people think its such a simple case ???????????? i don’t think so Recommend

  • Shuaib
    Jan 19, 2011 - 10:23AM

    Qayamat is very near..Recommend

  • Asif
    Jan 19, 2011 - 11:28AM

    I hope this will not occour again with any one in the lifeRecommend

  • fahad baloch
    Jan 19, 2011 - 12:16PM

    i feel like reading a typical bollywood movie’s story line. too bad..Recommend

  • Baber Awan
    Jan 19, 2011 - 12:38PM

    ISI has killed his parents and now they r forcing his brother to confessRecommend

  • sashayub
    Jan 19, 2011 - 5:42PM

    irrespective of whether or some other agency or person is involved, if the step son did actually murder the couple this should also be taken as an example of increasing intolerance within families and horrible treatment of step children. While our society makes it extremely important to regularly pray, giva zakat etc. why have we stopped treating our own family members, not so well off relatives and even step children (who always remain children of the family) in the most unislamic and inhumane manner…Recommend

  • well done
    Jan 19, 2011 - 6:46PM

    Babar Awan , U sound like Babar Awan. its funny”Recommend

  • Nadeem Ahmed
    Jan 19, 2011 - 7:00PM

    It looks to me a fake story. The police arrests two accomplices who had loaned main accused some money. When main accused was unable to return it, he asked lenders to commit a heinous crimes with him to recover the ammount. Are you serious?
    The main accused might have stolen brief case and property documents prior to incident and police found an opportunity to inovovle him in this double murder. The way police investigations were revealed, accused presented before media is totaly illegal and immoral and that too in presence of senior most suprior judge. its simple matter of property dispute, where step brother is made scape goat.Recommend

  • kaif
    Jan 19, 2011 - 7:02PM

    oh God……..
    Judgement day!Recommend

  • riaz
    Jan 19, 2011 - 10:31PM

    It is hard to believe anything now a days. I really thought Taseer and justice were both misdirection plays just as is the violence in Karachi and sporadic strange events taking place?
    I thought this time it will be Afghan or Indian intelligence who will be blamed? I was wrong.
    MQM quits and joins after Gilani meets Nawaz? then right away killing just as Mirza was silenced? what is all this ? this movie is too complicated for me to understand. Can someone please clarify?Recommend

  • Shakir Lakhani
    Jan 19, 2011 - 10:56PM

    Just for the recrd, calling him “step-brother” is not correct. It should be “half-brother”. Step-brother is someone who is not a blood relative, e.g. a man with a son who marries a woman with a son from a previous marriage. In that case the two sons are step-brothers. But when two men have a common parent, as in the case of Justice Javed Iqbal and Naveed Iqbal (who both had the same father), the two are half-brothers. By the same token, a man’s step-sister is not related to him, and he can marry her. This is something most educatd Pakistanis don’t know.Recommend

  • SherY
    Jan 20, 2011 - 12:41AM

    I think he has been arrested because he is just a “rikshaw driver”Recommend

  • Ali Haider
    Jan 20, 2011 - 1:06AM

    It does not feel like Pakistan Police. I never knew they could solve a case this early. Or is it because the deceased were parents of a judge? Will a common man also get justice this fast? I am sure not.Recommend

  • fahad baloch
    Jan 20, 2011 - 11:20PM

    @ shakir lakhani.. brother u r not clear in ur explanation. i wud love 2 understand what exactly u r trying 2 explain but i cant.. it seems as if u r talking about same thing in different words.. u said sharing a common parent means half brothers right. but the other situation is not much different. incase of marrying another woman there wud b a common father again that u said as a criterion for step brothers…Recommend

  • Raj
    Jan 21, 2011 - 6:41AM

    One son is Supreme Court’s Judge and other is a Rickshaw Driver. It is unbelievable that a DIG in Pakistan could not settle his other son and left him to become a Rickshaw Driver.Recommend

  • Shakir Lakhani
    Jan 22, 2011 - 12:49PM

    @ fahad baloch: if a man has a son from his first wife, and he marries a divorced or widowed woman (who also has a daughter from her first husband), then the girl is the step-sister of the boy and he can marry her (this has happened in the case of TV actress Javeria). But if a man has a son from his first wife, and a daughter from his second wife, the boy and girl cannot marry each other (because in this case she is his half-sister). I hope this clears the confusion.Recommend

  • fahad baloch
    Jan 23, 2011 - 2:23AM

    @ Shakir

    Yea it does this tym. thanxRecommend

  • Romm
    Jan 23, 2011 - 10:39PM

    I am surprised reading comments based on Conspiracy Theory. Involving ISI in this dirty murder is not only Childish but also irresponsible.Recommend

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