Sarah Inam’s murder: Prime suspect sent to Adiala Jail on 14-day judicial remand

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Zubair Qureshi

An Additional District & Session Judge of Islamabad on Thursday sent the main accused Shahnawaz Amir to Adiala Jail in the murder case of his wife, the Canadian citizen of Pakistan’s origin, Sarah Inam, on 14-day judicial remand.

The court granted police the judicial custody of Shahnawaz Amir the alleged killer upon expiry of his physical remand and after the police too submitted it did not require his physical remand any more.

Shahnawaz was arrested on September 23 for allegedly killing his wife with a dumbbell over a Mercedes car dispute at a farmhouse in Islamabad Shahzad Town where they lived.

She was his third wife and his two marriages in the past had failed due to his allegedly eccentric behavior and violence-prone nature.

Shahnawaz’ mother Sameena Shah also lived with them.

Initially, Shahnawaz’ father a well-known Pakistani journalist and columnist Ayaz Amir was also arrested by the police for his role in the murder but later court cleared Ayaz Amir of charges.

Shahnawaz was remanded to police custody a day after his arrest and later the police got his physical remand extended for several times.

On Thursday, however, Shahnawaz was produced before the court and the police told the court they didn’t require any more physical remand. The court accepted the police request and sent Shahnawaz to jail on a 14-day judicial remand.

 

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