New twist in Noor Mukadam case: Zahir Jaffer pleads not guilty



2022-02-10 00:16:00

  • Zahir Jaffer’s lawyer submits his consumer’s response to questionnaire given by court docket.
  • Zahir Jaffer claims Noor Mukadam was killed by another person at a “drug party” at his place. 
  • Accused claims sufferer’s father obtained him concerned in case by pressurising police.

ISLAMABAD: The Noor Mukadam homicide case took a brand new activate Wednesday after principal accused Zahir Jaffer pleaded not guilty to the crime, Geo News reported.

On behalf of the primary accused, his lawyer submitted his consumer’s defence in the case in a questionnaire given by the court docket.

Zahir advised the court docket that he was in a “relationship” with the sufferer for a very long time and each the households additionally knew one another. Nonetheless, he clarified that he was “not in contact with Noor for six months.”

“On July 18, she voluntarily came to my house with a huge quantity of drugs. Noor told me to host a drug party and I refused,” said Zahir.

The accused then claimed before the court that on July 20 the victim invited her friends to the said party. He added he was alone at home at the time, as his parents and other family members were in Karachi for Eid celebrations.

“A few hours later when I woke up, I found myself tied in my lounge,” said Jaffer, adding that after a few minutes, uniformed police and people in civil clothes “rescued” him.

“When I was rescued, I got to know that Noor was murdered by someone attending the drug party or someone else murdered her,” said Jaffer. 

He also claimed that the victim’s father is an “influential” person and got him involved in the case by pressurising the police.  

Court dismisses all three petitions of Zahir Jaffer against IG Islamabad

Earlier this week, a district and sessions court in Islamabad dismissed all the three petitions put forward by Zahir Jaffer.

On February 3, Zahir Jaffer’s advocate Sikandar Zulqarnain had filed three petitions in the court, one of them against the IG Islamabad after the Islamabad police issued a statement regarding “ample proof towards Zahir”.

In one of the petitions, the court was asked to direct the Inspector General (IG) of Islamabad Police Ahsan Younas to proceed with the case “legally” and “make clear the robust proof towards Jaffer.”

Within the second petition, it was mentioned that the telephone quantity talked about by the complainant Shaukat Mukadam needs to be verified.

The third utility filed by the advocate mentioned that the map of the crime scene needs to be corrected as “it is wrong” and authorized motion needs to be taken towards the investigation officer (IO). 

The homicide

The prime suspect in the homicide of Noor Mukadam, Zahir, was formally charged for the crime by an Islamabad court docket in October 2021. Moreover him, two of the household’s staff — Jamil and Jan Mohammad — have been additionally indicted, together with Zahoor.

Noor Mukadam, a 27-year-old girl, was murdered on July 20 inside the limits of the ​Kohsar police station in Islamabad’s F-7 space.

A case of homicide was later registered on the similar police station by Noor’s father, former Pakistani ambassador Shaukat Ali Mukadam.

The Islamabad police arrested suspect Zahir on the evening of July 20 from his home the place, in keeping with Noor’s mother and father, he killed her with a pointy instrument and severed her head.

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