A district and sessions court dismissed the police’s request to release a female suspect, M*, facing the murder charges of a former banker, Faisal Nabi, on Monday.
The investigators, probing the murder case of Faisal, had recommended the release of the female suspect for want of evidence. Faisal, 33, was allegedly shot dead by award-winning filmmaker, Mansoor Mujahid, and his female friend, A*, in an apartment on Zamzama on June 20. Hatim Aziz Solangi, a judicial magistrate in district South, while dismissing the police’s request transferred the case to a sessions court, saying that the court has the power to release the suspect.
Earlier, the police investigators had informed the court that there was no evidence against M, who was added to the suspects’ list after she kept changing her statements. They requested the court to declare her a witness. Investigating officer Muhammad Mobeen had submitted a report stating he found no evidence against M.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 30th, 2013.