Noor Mukadam case: CCTV footage transcript of Zahir Jaffer’s house submitted in court


ISLAMABAD – The transcript of the closed-circuit television (CCTV) camera footage that captured horrifying scenes that preceded the murder of Noor Mukadam at the residence of Zahir Jaffer in Islamabad earlier this year was submitted to the court.

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.

Last month, Additional Sessions Judge Ata Rabbani indicted twelve suspects, including Zahir Jaffere.

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.

The transcript states that the time of the digital video recorder was 35 minutes ahead of the Pakistan Standard Time.

The transcript explains the events occurred between the afternoon of July 18 and the night of July 20.

On July 18 at 10:18pm, Noor Mukadam can be spotted entering the Zahir’s house while she is on a phone call.

At 2:39am on July 19, Zahir and Noor can be seen putting their luggage in a taxi and re-entering the house.

At 2:41pm, Noor is seen rushing towards the main gate barefoot out of fear, while at the same time, watchman Iftikhar is seen stopping her from leaving the house. Meanwhile, Zahir come after her and grabs Noor while she is seen pleading him to let her go.

At 2:46pm, Zahir and Noor are seen leaving the house in a taxi.

At 2:52am, Zahir and Noor re-enter the house with the bags they had put inside the taxi.

At 7:12 pm on July 20, Noor can be seen jumping from the first floor while holing a mobile phone in her hand. She tried to leave the house when Iftikhar and gardener locked the gate on her.

Later, Zahir is seen jumping from the terrace of the first floor of the house and grabbing Noor. He, then, locks her in a cabin and snatches phone from her.

Zahir then forcibly takes her inside the house. Shortly after, at 8:06 pm, the Therapy Works team reaches Zahir’s house. The Therapy Works team is seen trying to enter the house at 8:42pm.

According to the CCTV transcript, at 8:55pm, people from Therapy Works are seen rushing an injured person out of the house.

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