ISLAMABAD-A court of law on Thursday extended the physical remand of Shahnawaz Amir, suspect in Canadian national Sarah Inam murder case, for four days.

The court also rejected the plea of senior journalist Ayaz Amir of returning his mobile phone seized by the investigators of Islamabad police.

Homicide Investigation Unit (HIU) of Police Station (PS) Shehzad Town handcuffed Shahnawaz Amir for allegedly killing his wife Sarah Inam, a Canadian national, by hitting her with gym dumble in a farmhouse in Chak Shehzad area. 

Earlier, a police team of PS Shehzad Town produced murder suspect Shahnawaz Amir before court of Civil Judge Muhammad Amir Aziz after expiry of his three-day physical remand. 

The investigation officer of Sarah Inam murder case sought five-day physical remand of the accused from judge pleading that the police have to obtain bank account details of the accused, the deceased.

Upon this, the judge asked the IO for how many days did police grill the suspect so far under physical remand granted by court.

The IO told judge that suspect is in police custody for last five days.

Interestingly, no counsel representing the defendant or the victim’s family appeared before the court.

The court extended Shahnawaz’s physical remand by another four days.

Meanwhile, the counsel of senior journalist Ayaz Amir, the father of suspected killer, urged the court to issue directions to the police to return his client’s mobile phone.

However, the prosecutor said the mobile phone had been sent for a forensic analysis, adding that Ayaz had told investigators that his phone had a picture related to the incident.

The lawyer of Ayaz Amir argued that the phone had nothing to do with the investigation.

After completion of arguments, Civil Judge Muhammad Amir Aziz rejected Ayaz Amir’s plea. The judge observed that the phone should be returned once the investigation is completed by police.