Noor Mukadam case: Court dismisses all petitions of Zahir Jaffer

Noor Mukadam case: Court dismisses all petitions of Zahir Jaffer

ISLAMABAD: A district and sessions court in Islamabad dismissed all three appeals filed by Zahir Jaffer, the primary accused in the Noor Mukadam murder case.

On February 3, Zahir Jaffer’s lawyer, Sikandar Zulqarnain, filed three petitions in court, one of which was against the IG Islamabad, after the Islamabad police made a statement saying there was “sufficient evidence against Zahir.”

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In one of the petitions, the court was urged to instruct the Inspector General (IG) of Islamabad Police, Ahsan Younas, to proceed with the case “lawfully” and “clarify the substantial evidence against Jaffer.”

The second appeal said that the phone number provided by complainant Shaukat Mukadam should be verified.

The advocate’s third application stated that the crime scene map should be rectified because “it is incorrect,” and that legal action should be taken against the investigating officer (IO).

In an interview with the media, plaintiff’s lawyer Shah Khawar stated that the “move has had no effect on the prosecution’s stand.”

The court, however, opted to dismiss all of the primary suspect’s pleas.

There is sufficient evidence against Zahir Jaffer.

On January 25, IG Islamabad Mohammad Ahsan Younus presided over a conference about Noor Mukadam’s murder case, which determined that strong and substantial evidence had been gathered against the primary accused, Zahir Jaffer.

The forensic investigation confirmed that Noor was raped before she was murdered. It went on to say that Zahir’s flesh was discovered beneath the victim’s nails as she attempted to rescue herself.

According to the article, a Swiss army knife and a knuckle punch were also retrieved from the murder scene, which was splattered with the victim’s blood.

“These are extremely powerful pieces of forensic evidence, and the investigating team is determined to achieving justice for Noor Mukadam,” the IG stated.

The murder

In October 2021, an Islamabad court formally indicted Zahir, the key suspect in Noor Mukadam’s murder. Along with Zahoor, two of the family’s employees — Jamil and Jan Mohammad — were also charged.

Noor Mukadam, a 27-year-old woman, was killed on July 20 within the boundaries of the Kohsar police station in Islamabad’s F-7 district.

Noor’s father, former Pakistani diplomat Shaukat Ali Mukadam, eventually filed a murder complaint at the same police station.

The Islamabad police seized suspect Zahir on the night of July 20 from his residence, where, according to Noor’s parents, he murdered her with a sharp tool and severed her skull.

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