A two-day bodily remand of Samina Shah, mom of Shahnawaz Amir, the principle accused within the Sara Inam homicide case, was accepted on Thursday.
Samina was offered by the police within the courtroom of Senior Civil Decide Muhammad Amir Uzair, a day after she was arrested following the expiration of her interim pre-arrest bail. The investigating officer (IO) knowledgeable the courtroom concerning the arrest.
The choose requested the IO if he had submitted the case challan. The choose expressed displeasure on being knowledgeable that it was but to be submitted. “14 days have handed and it [challan] has nonetheless not been submitted,” the choose remarked.
To this, the investigating officer replied that the challan had been ready and shall be submitted at the moment.
The IO then requested the courtroom to grant a five-day bodily remand of the accused’s mom, arguing that a locket needed to be recovered from her.
Samina’s lawyer, Arsal Amjad Hashmi, informed the courtroom that she has been “cooperating with the police for the reason that first day”, including that it was Samina who herself received her son arrested.
“Part 109 has been imposed on us,” he mentioned, questioning the police’s determination to impose this part. He requested for the prime suspect’s mom to be despatched on judicial remand as a substitute.
Nevertheless, after listening to the arguments, the courtroom accepted a two-day bodily remand of Samina.
Bail extension denied
A day earlier, the Islamabad police had arrested Samina Shah after a neighborhood courtroom rejected her utility for bail extension.
In her bail petition, Samina had pleaded that she had “nothing to do with the incident”, neither was she an eye-witness to the crime.
The courtroom noticed that the time when the applicant knowledgeable her husband and the police concerning the homicide was not out there on document. At this, the complainant’s counsel, Rao Abdul Rahim, adopted the stance that the physician talked about the inordinate delay between the time of loss of life and postmortem.
“The autopsy came about at 1 o’clock whereas the physician talked about that she [Sara Inam] had died 12 to 24 hours earlier than. Which means that the loss of life both occurred at 1 o’clock within the evening or at 1 o’clock within the afternoon a day earlier than the autopsy,” Rahim argued.
The complainant’s counsel went on to query the assertion of the accused, admitting that the sufferer had arrived at her residence a day previous to the homicide. “Why did the CCTV digicam cease working two days in the past? Whether or not Samina’s position is proscribed to the extent of aiding [the murder], or she can also be concerned within the homicide will come to gentle within the investigation,” he contended.
The courtroom questioned, “Why was the accused involved with the sufferer? Why did she come immediately? Did Samina not know? WhatsApp data show that Shahnawaz has divorced Sara.”
On September 23, 2022, Shahnawaz Amir, the son of journalist Ayaz Amir, allegedly killed his 37-year-old Canadian-born Pakistani spouse Sara Inam in a farmhouse in Islamabad’s Chak Shehzad suburb, the place the suspect lived together with his mom.