Noor murder case

IHC disposes of plea in Noor Mukadam case

Noor Mukadam case: Islamabad High Court (IHC) Friday disposed of a petition of Zahir Jaffar’s parents against the indictment of accused by the trial court in Noor Mukadam murder case.

At the outset of hearing, petitioner’s lawyer Raja Rizwan Abbasi requested the court to grant permission to withdraw the case against the decision of trial court.

The court accepted the request and disposed of the case filed by Zakir Jaffar. Justice Aamer Farooq heard the case.

Earlier, a lower court of Islamabad indicted 12 accused including Zahir Jaffar in Noor Mukadam murder case and sought evidence from prosecution.

The court rejected the plea of accused side seeking to stop the indictment process. The defence lawyer claimed there were insufficient evidences against the accused for indictmen.

At the outset of hearing, accused Zahir Jaffar requested the judge to grant him permission for making a call as he wanted to make his case strong. He asked whether he would be forgiven or not.

He admitted the crime was done with his hands. He said this pistol was belonging to his father, adding that sacrifice was also legitimate in Islam and Noor Mukadam presented herself for sacrifice. 

He said he couldn’t live in jail as he was being tortured there and requested the court to detain him in his house instead of the jail. 

Accused Zahir Jaffar kneeled down in the courtroom, requested for apology and said he didn’t want to die behind the bars. He should get married and had children. 

What the lawyer saying was baseless, he said. 

Zahir Jaffar’s lawyer Rizwan Abbasi requested the court to stop the process of indictment as there were insufficient proofs against his clients. 

The court, however, indicted the accused and rejected the plea of defence lawyer

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