Police submit challan in Noor Mukadam murder case
Statesman Report
ISLAMABAD: Police on Thursday submitted the challan in the Noor Mukadam murder case to a sessions court in Islamabad.
Additional Sessions Judge Atta Rabbani, presiding over the case after it was transferred to him from Sessions Judge Kamran Basharat Mufti, said copies of the challan would be distributed in the next hearing on September 23 once all suspects were present.
Meanwhile, the court extended the judicial remand of Zahir Jaffer — the prime suspect in the murder case, his parents and three of their household staff, identified as Iftikhar, Jan Muhammad and Jameel, till the next hearing.
The judge also summoned six Therapyworks employees who are suspects in the case, on Sept 23. Therapyworks, a counselling and psychotherapy service, had come under public scrutiny as the murder investigation unfolded and it was revealed that the primary suspect was associated with it.
During the hearing on Thursday, the counsel for Zahir’s parents, Raja Rizwan Abbasi, said that the six Therapyworks employees were given bail and the court should issue a summons notice to them.
He also said a request for an in-camera hearing would be submitted to which the judge responded: “The application will be looked at in accordance with the law once it is submitted.”
Zahir, his parents — Zakir Jaffer and Asmat Adamjee — and the three other suspects were present in Thursday’s hearing.
Delays in challan submission
Thursday’s challan submission came after a considerable delay, with the deadline having already expired in mid-August.