Sarah Inam murder Court approves 2-day physical remand of Shahnawaz Amir’s mother

Sarah Inam murder case

An Islamabad district and sessions court on Thursday approved two-day physical remand of Sameena Shah, the mother of main suspect Shahnawaz Amir in the Sarah Inam murder case.

Shah was taken into custody from outside the district and sessions court on Wednesday after a judge dismissed her pre-arrest bail.

She was initially granted interim bail on September 26, three days after police arrested Shahnawaz for allegedly killing his Canadian national wife. The murder allegedly took place at a farmhouse located in the capital’s Shahzad Town area, where Shahnawaz lived along with Sameena.

Police had issued arrest warrants for Shahnawaz’s parents, Sameena and senior journalist Ayaz Amir, a day after his arrest. While Ayaz has been discharged from the case, Sameena had been on bail until yesterday. Shah was produced before senior Civil Judge Muhammad Amir Aziz as the court resumed the hearing into the case today. The investigation officer informed the court that Shah was arrested a day ago after rejection of her pre-arrest bail plea. The judge asked if the prosecution had submitted a challan before the court. He expressed his annoyance that the challan had not been submitted despite the passage of two weeks. The IO responded that the challan had been prepared and it would be submitted to the court later today.

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