‘Zahir’s parents not complicit in Noor murder’

Counsel says prosecution's claim that suspects had knowledge of murder has no grounds.


Our Correspondent September 17, 2021
Zahir Jaffer being taken into police custody. PHOTO: Screengrab

ISLAMABAD:

The lawyer of Zakir Jaffer and Asmat Adamjee — parents of Zahir Jaffer, the prime suspect in Noor Muqaddam's murder case — argued on Thursday that the prosecution claim that his clients had prior knowledge of the murder had no grounds.

Khawaja Haris continued his arguments in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on the second consecutive day in connection with the post-arrest bail pleas of the co-suspects in the Noor Muqqadam murder case.

The counsel of Zahir Jaffer’s parents informed the court that the police challan said that the prime suspect was in contact with his parents.

Read Zahir’s father complicit in murder: police

He argued that the challan also said that his clients sent the Therapy Works employees to dispose of Noor’s body, but the statement was hypothetical until there was concrete evidence.

Haris said that according to the prosecution, Zahir’s parents sent Therapy Works employees to the crime scene after the murder but they were also declared suspects.

IHC judge Justice Aamer Farooq asked the counsel how much time he will require to complete his arguments. To which, the lawyer replied he would require hour-and-a-half time on Friday to conclude the argument.

The court adjourned the hearing of the case until today.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 17th, 2021.

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