ISLAMABAD: The counsel for Zahir Jaffer, the prime accused within the Noor Mukadam homicide case, on Wednesday filed a plea in a court docket contending that his consumer is “affected by a extreme psychological ailment and must be examined by a medical board to find out his psychological state.
Zahir is accused of murdering Noor at his residence in Islamabad’s F-7 a few months earlier. The grisly homicide despatched shockwaves throughout the nation, triggering requires Zahir to be punished severely.
He was indicted on October 14 by a trial court docket together with 11 others, together with his mother and father.
An madness plea was filed within the court docket of Further Classes Choose Atta Rabbani by Zahirs counsel Advocate Sikandar Zulqarnain Saleem.
It contended that Zahir “is affected by a extreme psychological ailment which is critical to be decided by an authorised medical board in line with the instructions of the legislature and native and worldwide regulation”.
Shah Khawar, the lawyer representing Noor’s father Shaukat Mukadam, confirmed that Zahir’s lawyer had filed an madness plea for his consumer.
“Zahir Jaffer shouted numerous occasions within the courtroom resulting from which he was kicked out,” stated Khawar, confirming that the lawyer has demanded a medical board be set as much as conduct Zahir’s medical check-up.
“Possibly Zahir Jaffer has been instructed to behave like a psychological affected person,” he stated. “[Because] when a court docket declares a suspect insane, their trial is suspended,” he added.
He stated he suspects that the request to kind a medical board for Zahir Jaffer was a “deliberate” act.
Noor Mukadam’s homicide has obtained nationwide press protection because of the surprising and brutal manner the sufferer was killed allegedly by Zahir earlier this yr.
Noor’s father, Shaukat Mukadam, served as Pakistan’s ambassador to South Korea and Kazakhstan.
The Islamabad police arrested suspect Zahir on the evening of July 20 from his home the place, in line with Noor’s mother and father, he killed her with a pointy instrument and severed her head.