IHC dismisses bail pleas of Zahir Jaffer’s parents


The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday dismissed the bail pleas of the parents of Zahir Jaffer, the main accused in Noor Mukadam’s murder case.

Supreme Court judge Justice Amir Farooq announced the ruling, a week after it had been reserved following the completion of arguments from the lawyers.

The IHC has ordered the trial to be completed in two months.

In an earlier hearing, the IHC had reserved its decision on the bail plea of accused Zahir’s parents, Zakir Jaffer and Asmat Adamjee.

Counsel Shah Khawar informed Justice Farooq that the prime suspect had constantly been in contact with his parents during the incident, proving their association with the crime.

“It was an extremely brutal murder, so they should not be granted bail,” he maintained.

Read Noor Mukadam murder case: A timeline

The counsel said that a citizen, Zubair, informed the police about the murder at 8:45pm. “At that time, the Therapy Works staff was at the scene while the injured personal servant had gone for his treatment.”

He further stated that Zakir Jaffer told the organisation’s staff to reach the house at 7:07pm. “According to police, as per the CCTV footage, they reached the house at 8:06pm and entered the residence via the window at 8:45pm.”

Last week, the IHC also set October 6 as the date for indicting the prime accused and 11 others.

Additional sessions judge Islamabad Ata Rabbani heard the case wherein six accused, including the prime suspect, were produced before the court by the police.

The six other accused, who have been granted bail, appeared before the court themselves. They include CEO Therapy Works, Tahir Zahoor, among others.

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