The Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) granted bail to Asmat Adamjee, the mother of Zahir Jaffer, a major suspect in the Noor Mukadam murder case, on Monday.
However, the Supreme Court denied bail to the primary suspect’s father, Zakir Jaffer.
The Supreme Court ordered Asmat Adamjee to post Rs1 million bail bond.
According to the Supreme Court, the primary suspect’s mother was not there at the time of the crime.
On Monday, a three-judge panel of the Supreme Court, comprised of Justice Mansoor Ali Shah, Justice Umar Ata Bandial, and Justice Qazi Muhammad Amin, heard the bail petitions of Zahir’s parents, Zakir Jafer and Asmat Adamjee.
The judiciary stated, “The Supreme Court of Pakistan will not interfere in the interim order of the Islamabad High Court.”
Senior lawyer Khawaja Haris, who represents Jaffer’s parents, requested the court to reject the Islamabad High Court’s instructions to conclude the trial within two months.
Haris’ appeal was denied by the Supreme Court. It went on to say that the accused in the Noor Mukadam murder case should face a fair and transparent trial.
The attorney for the parents of primary suspect Zahir Jaffer in the Noor Mukadam murder case argued before the Supreme Court that his clients were simply accused of attempting to cover up the murder.
At the start of the hearing, Justice Bandial instructed the petitioners’ counsel to argue over telephone records between Zahir and his parents on the day of the murder.
On the day of the event, the petitioners [Zahir’s parents] made several calls to Zahir, said Justice Umar Ata Bandial.
Justice Shah observed that the victim’s father, Zakir Jaffer, either instigated or prohibited his son to murder the victim during the phone call.
At this point, Khawaja Haris claimed that it’s also conceivable that Zahir didn’t tell his father the truth about the murder at all over the phone.
When asked about Asmat’s suspected involvement in Noor Mukadam’s murder, the Islamabad advocate-general stated that there are records of 11 phone calls made by Zahir’s mother to her son on the day of the heinous crime.
According to Haris, Asmat called the security guards twice during the day, according to phone records.
However, call records have no legal significance in this instance, according to Khawaja Haris.
At this point, Justice Shah observed that even if the phone records are disregarded, one must ask why Zakir Jaffer did not report the murder to authorities.
Earlier, after being denied bail by the Islamabad High Court, the parents of Zahir Jaffer, the primary suspect in the high-profile Noor Mukadam murder case, filed a bail petition in the Supreme Court which was heard today (Monday).