ISLAMABAD: The counsel for Zahir Jaffer’s parents Zakir Jaffer and Asmat Adamjee on Friday concluded arguments on their bail petitions in the murder case of Noor Mukadam.
He accused the police of submitting selected evidence saying the police investigation made the case complicated.
Justice Aamer Farooq remarked that it appeared that police did not know how to link clues during interrogation.
The counsel, Khawaja Haris, read out the confessional statement of Zahir Jaffer, the principal accused in the Noor Mukadam murder case, which stated that both entered into a brawl after the latter threatened him that she would file a case and humiliate him.
According to the confessional statement, the counsel said, the accused then called his father and told him that he was getting rid of Noor.
The counsel said this was not included in the initial statement of Zahir Jaffer.
The lawyer also challenged legality of the confessional statement of the accused, arguing that it must have been recorded before a magistrate.
He contended that the police presented selected call details record and there was no evidence of Zakir Jaffer’s connivance in disposing of the dead body. So far, no transcript of the phone conversation has come to light.
Justice Farooq remarked that the transcript of the call conversation could be available when the call was recorded.
The counsel argued that even if the father knew about the murder and could have stopped it by informing the police, this silence is not a crime as such, and he could have been dealt with in accordance with the law.
Published in Dawn, September 18th, 2021