In a major development, senior journalist Ayaz Amir has been acquitted in the murder case of his daughter-in-law Sara Inaam.
An Islamabad district and sessions court discharged senior journalist Ayaz Amir from the murder case after concluding that there was no evidence against Ayaz.
According to the details, Ayaz Amir was presented before the court after completion of his one-day physical remand earlier in the day. At the outset of the hearing, the police requested the court to grant a five-day extension in the physical remand of Ayaz for further interrogation, saying that Ayaz Amir came in contact with prime suspect Shahnawaz. However, Ayaz Amir’s lawyer argued whether section 109 can be applied if a son contacts his father after killing someone.
The court heard arguments from both sides and announced to release of Ayaz Amir from the murder case of his daughter-in-law Sara Inaam.
Sara Inaam was the wife of Ayaz Amir’s son Shahnawaz. She was murdered by Shahnawaz last week after repeatedly being hit with a dumbbell during an argument. Ayaz Amir was also arrested on Saturday night for his alleged involvement in the murder case.
Fawad Chaudhry demands police apologize to Ayaz Amir
Reacting to Ayaz Amir being discharged from the case, PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry said that the journalist was arrested so that the government could teach him a lesson.
“Ayaz Amir was arrested only to be taught a lesson. The fascist government did not even think that it is putting a senior intellectual behind bars for a crime he did not commit just because he is a critic of the government. With the release, Islamabad police should also apologize to Ayaz Amir,” Fawad Chaudhry said.
ایاز امیر کو صرف سبق سکھانے کیلئے گرفتار کیا گیا تھا، اس فسطائ حکومت کو یہ بھی خیال نہیں آیا کہ وہ ایک بزرگ دانشور کو صرف اس لئے ناکردہ جرم میں سلاخوں کے پیچھے ڈال ہی ہے کہ وہ حکومت کی کا ناقد ہے، رہائ کے ساتھ اسلام آباد پولیس کو ایاز امیر سے معافی بھی مانگنی چاہئے https://t.co/UsASDGHqUl
— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) September 27, 2022
Fawad Chaudhry’s comments came amidst the backdrop of an attack on Ayaz Amir in July. Ayaz Amir was leaving the office of a private TV channel located at Lahore’s Abbott Road when six unidentified men attacked him and tore off his clothes.
Since Ayaz Amir is known for his hard-hitting statements and criticism leveled against the government, it was believed that the PML-N government was behind the attack.