ISLAMABAD – A court in the federal capital Thursday indicted twelve suspects, including Zahir Jaffer, the prime accused, in the Noor Mukadam murder case.
Additional Sessions Judge Ata Rabbani framed charges against the suspects. The court has summoned 20 witnesses to record their statements at the next hearing.
The other suspects indicted the case include Zahir Zakir Jaffer’s parents Zakir Jaffer and Asmat Adamjee, three domestic help Iftikhar, Jan Muhammad and Jameel and six Therapy Works employees including Tahir Zahoor, Amjad, Dilip Kumar, Abdul Haq, Wamiq and Samar Abbas.
During the hearing, Zahir Jaffer apologised to Noor’s father Shaukat Mukadam, a former Pakistani diplomat.
The murder case came into light when Zahir was arrested from his house in F-7/4 on July 20, 2021 where he beheaded Noor Mukadam, daughter of former Pakistani diplomat Shaukat Ali Mukadam, after he held her hostage over the breakup.
On July 24, Police arrested Zahir’s parents and their servants over allegations of hiding evidence and being complicit in the crime.
They were made part of the investigation in the murder case based on former ambassador’s statement.
Separately, the parents of Zahir have filed a bail petition with the Supreme Court (SC) after the Islamabad High Court rejected their plea last week observing that they abetted in the murder of Noor Mukadam.