IHC reserves verdict on pleas against acquittal, conviction in Noor Muqaddam case
The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday reserved a verdict on the pleas on the punishment awarded to the convicts and acquittal of co-accused in the Noor Muqaddam murder case.
The LHC heard the separate petitions against the death sentence handed out to convict Zahir Jaffar, and the acquittal of convicts and accused, filed by Shaukat Muqaddam, Noor’s father.
The high court after the arguments of both parties reserved its verdict on the pleas and remarked that the lawyers of the parties can submit their additional arguments on the pleas within seven days.
Islamabad’s District and session court has sentenced Zahir Jaffar, the main accused in Noor Muqaddam murder case, to death.
The court sentenced co-accused Jamil and Iftikhar to 10 years imprisonment while acquitting all the accused in the therapy works.
However, Zahir’s mother Asmat Adamjee, father Zakir Jaffer were also acquitted.
Zahir Jaffar was accused of killing Noor Muqaddam in his house on July 20, 2021. Police arrested Zahir Jaffar in a bloody shirt from his house in Sector F-7 Islamabad and also recovered a murder weapon.
The police investigation revealed that the Zahir Jaffar was in constant communication with his parents Zakir Jafar and Ismat Adam Ji before the incident.
CCTV footage of the incident also came to light in which Noor Muqaddam was seen jumping from the first floor and trying to leave the house in an injured condition and Zahir Jaffar was seen interfering. The footage also showed the employees of the accused who were at the same spot but no attempt were made to stop the accused or save Noor Muqaddam.