Zahir Jaffer sent on 14-day judicial remand as police investigation ‘completed for now’

Zubair Qureshi

A district and sessions court in Islamabad on Monday remanded Zahir Zakir Jaffer — the prime suspect in Noor Mukadam’s murder case — to judicial custody for 14 days.

The suspect was produced in the court of Judicial Magistrate Shaista Khan Kundi following the completion of his two-day physical remand.

The court accepted the police’s request for the suspect’s judicial remand as the public prosecutor submitted that the police had completed the investigation for now and that they no longer required his physical custody.

“Where is the accused Zahir Zakir Jaffer?” questioned the judge on an occasion and upon his raising hand, asked him if he wanted to say anything to the court to which Jaffer responded that his lawyer would speak for him. Hearing his reply, the judge adjourned the case until August 16.

Noor, 27, daughter of former Pakistani diplomat Shaukat Mukadam, was found murdered at a residence in Islamabad’s upscale Sector F-7/4 on July 20, a day before Eidul Azha.

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