The district and sessions court in Islamabad has summoned Shahnawaz Amir on October 12 in Sara Inam’s murder case.
Shahnawaz Amir, the husband of the murdered Sara I am, will record his statement at the court. The orders for the same were passed by Judge Azam Khan on Tuesday after recording the statements of the investigation officer and prosecution witnesses in the murder case.
The son of politician and analyst Ayaz Amir, Shahnawaz Amir allegedly murdered his wife by smashing her head with a dumbbell.
His testimony will be recorded under Section 342 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC), according to which the judge can question the suspect at any stage of the trial.
“For the purpose of enabling the accused to explain any circumstances appearing in the evidence against him, the court may at any stage of any inquiry or trial without previously warning the accused, put such questions to him as the Court considers necessary, and shall, for the purpose aforesaid, question him generally on the case after the witness for the prosecution have been examined and before he is called on for his defence.”
Investigation officer Habibur Rehman claimed that he did not fabricate any evidence nor commit any negligence.
He said that Ayaz Amir and his wife, Samina Shah, were also mentioned as susoects in the FIR.
According to the challan, Shahnawaz Amir told the police that the couple had a heated telephonic argument when Sara Inam did not send him money and that Amir divorced her on the call.
When Sara Inam came to Islamabad from Abu Dhabi on September 22, she argued with him, asking him to return the money she sent him.
He injured her after hitting her with a decoration piece after which Sara Inam “started making noise”. Amir then hit her a number of times on the head with the dumbbell.
Habibur Rehman also said that the Police reached Farm House 46 in Chak Shahzad where the murder was committed after the registration of FIR.
Sara Inam’s body was taken to the hospital for post-mortem and was kept in the mortuary because her parents were not in Pakistan.
The police retrieved the blood-stained dumbbell, passports, nikahnama, and mobile phones from the room of the accused.