Police could not find eyewitness to Noor’s murder. This was stated during a press briefing to the journalists. Islamabad’s Senior Superintendent of Police for Investigations Mr. Atta-ur-Rehman claims that the alleged killer was in full senses when the police nabbed him.
The revealing briefing shares several facts of the case and refutes fake social media stories regarding the release of alleged killer Zahir Jaffer. The SSP informed that Islamabad Police was able to reach the crime site as soon it was informed. He added that Zahir wasn’t intoxicated or under the influence of drugs as it is being claimed in several social media posts.
Mr. Rehman further shared that police was able to recover a knife and a pistol from Zahir. Yet, the pistol wasn’t used in the murder as per investigations. He claimed that the Inspector General of Police has constituted a special investigation team for this case. Mr. Rehman himself is heading this special investigation team. He further shared that the police involved National Forensic Science Agency for collection of forensic evidence from the site.
However, he also claimed that there was no eyewitness of the murder and beheading of Ms. Noor Muqaddam.
What does it mean legally?
Although, the Islamabad Police is saying that it has no eyewitness. There are no direct repercussions legally. This is specifically a legal term where an eyewitness to a crime is able to share his version in courts. However, the forensic evidence also plays a major role in crime investigation, trial and subsequent acquittal or punishment.
In this case, the Police has arrested the killer from crime scene. Moreover, there are several witnesses such as servants, security guards and others (some claim members of Therapy Works) who were present during the murder.
You can view the complete press conference here.