They have been accused of hiding evidence
Parents of Zahir Jaffar, the prime suspect in the Noor Mukadam murder case, approached the Supreme Court Wednesday morning, a week after the Islamabad High Court rejected their bail applications.
Asmat Adamjee and Zakir Jaffer have been accused of trying to hide the murder to protect their son.
On September 29, the Islamabad High Court issued a detailed judgment on their bail petitions. It ruled that Zahir’s parents will stay in jail until the case trial is completed.
Zahir’s parents have now filed an appeal in the top court against the decision of the Islamabad High Court.
The judgment, issued by the Islamabad High Court, stated that the parents of the main accused did not inform the police despite having knowledge of the crime. The watchman had clearly stated that he had informed Zakir Jaffer, it pointed out.
Zahir Jaffer, too, had said in a statement that he had informed his father before the murder.
In the detailed judgment, the court wrote that whether the statement of Zahir Jaffer is admissible or not is to be decided by the trial court. It said Zakir Jaffer spoke to the owner of the Therapy Works after the watchman’s report.
No attempt was made to inform the police even after the Therapy Works were informed. The court remarked that the bail may be denied in certain circumstances even if the offence is bailable especially when there is a possibility that the accused can influence witnesses or tamper with the evidence.
The court added that records show that Zahir Jaffer’s parents tried to hide the evidence and clear the crime scene.
In a another hearing later in the day, an Islamabad sessions court was unable to indict the suspects in the Noor Mukadam murder case after the suspects filed fresh petitions.
During the hearing, Therapy Works CEO Tahir Zahoor said that there certain documents missing from the case challan.
Prime suspect Zahir Jaffer’s counsel, on the other hand, complained that complete case challan was not provided to the suspects. Zahir should be given a chance to prove his innocence, he pleaded.
Consequently, the court adjourned the hearing till Thursday [October 7]. It added that a decision on the petitions filed by the suspects will be decided then.
Suspects named in the case challan
Zahir Jaffer – prime suspect
Zakir Jaffer – Zahir’s father
Asmat Zakir – Zahir’s mother
Muhammad Iftikhar – Zahir’s employee
Jameel Ahmed – Zahir’s employee
Muhammad Jan – Zahir’s employee
Tahir Zahoor – Therapy Works CEO
Dilip Kumar – Therapy Works employee
Wamik Riaz – Therapy Works employee
Umar Abbas – Therapy Works employee
Abdul Haq – Therapy Works employee
Amjad Mehmood – Therapy Works employee