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Sarah Inam murder: Shahnawaz Amir’s mother arrested

Sameena Shah was arrested after her bail plea was dismissed. She was arrested outside the courtroom and was shifted to a woman's prison. 

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In a major development, the Islamabad Police on Wednesday arrested Sameena Shah, mother of Shahnawaz Amir — the main accused in the Sarah Inam murder case.

According to the details, Sameena Shah was arrested after Additional Sessions Judge Sohail Sheikh dismissed her bail plea. The police then arrested her outside the courtroom. Sameena Shah will be shifted to a woman’s prison.

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Earlier, the court had accepted the pre-arrest bail plea of Sameena Shah against a surety bond of Rs50,000 and directed her to join the probe. Later, a district and sessions court in Islamabad extended the interim pre-arrest bail of Sameena in the murder case.

Sarah Inam murder case

Senior journalist Ayaz Amir’s son Shahnawaz Amir allegedly killed his wife Sarah at home after a row over a family issue on September 23. Sara was killed by being repeatedly struck on the head with a dumbbell.

The incident took place at a farmhouse located in Shahzad Town where the suspect lived along with his mother. The first information report (FIR) mentioned that the suspect’s mother, Sameena, called the police to inform them that her son, Shahnawaz, had killed his wife with a dumbbell.

Sameena told the police that her son was in the house and had hidden the body of his wife. Following this, the police raided the house.

In the complaint, the police said that Shahnawaz had locked himself inside his room and when the personnel broke inside, there were blood spots on his hands and clothes.

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On the other hand, Ayaz Amir was acquitted in the murder case after it was concluded that there was no evidence against him. The police had 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.