- Police say investigation team has taken help of mobile data to probe brutal murder case
The investigation team of Karachi police has recovered the clothes and mobile phone of slain Nazim Jokhio from a well, it was reported on Sunday.
The police stated that the investigation team visited the crime scene with Afzal Jokhio. The mobile phone and clothes of Nazim Jokhio will be sent for forensic examination.
The police said that the investigation team has taken the help of mobile data to probe the brutal murder case. The investigators traced the mobile phone location of Afzal Jokhio, Niaz, Jam Abdul Karim in Jam Goth.
The audio and video of the slain Nazim Jokhio will be used as prime evidence in his murder case.
The investigation team expressed suspicion that Jokhio suffered a skull wound that proved fatal. Police said that more facts will come forth after a detailed medical report.
The police officials said that more arrests will be made in the case.
Three suspects nabbed
On Tuesday, the police arrested three more suspects in the high-profile murder case.
Police officials said that the men identified as Razaq, Jamal and Wahid have been taken into custody and shifted to an undisclosed location for interrogation.
They added that the accused have been nabbed in light of the statements of the suspects who are already in police custody. They mentioned that a digital video recorder (DVR) installed at the farmhouse of main accused, PPP MPA Jam Awais, was also recovered following information provided by them.
Court extends physical remand
Earlier, the court extended the physical remand of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) MPA Jam Awais in Nazim Jokhio murder case.
The police produced Jam Awais in Malir court under strict security. During the proceedings, the investigation officer told the court that the two accused involved in the case are still at large. Therefore, the police require more time to conduct an investigation in the case, he stated.
The court accepted the police request and extended the physical remand of the accused for three more days. The court also ordered the police to submit its progress report in the next hearing of the case.
PPP lawmaker surrenders
Last week, the PPP lawmaker, who was booked for his alleged involvement in the murder case, surrendered to police at the Memon Goth police station.
The surrender came after PPP co-chairman Bilawal Bhutto contacted the bereaved family and assured them of the arrest of all those behind the alleged murder.
On October 4, the police registered a case against Jam Awais and his accomplices for their alleged involvement in a murder case.
The police said that Nazim Jokhio was killed for stopping a group of foreigners from illegally hunting the Houbara bustard in the area and making their video as evidence.
The victim’s family had lodged an FIR against MPA Awais and his accomplices at the Memon Goth police station. Earlier, two suspects, identified as Haider and Ameer Ali, were arrested in connection with the murder.
Victim's family protest
The victim's family staged a protest against the murder on the National Highway on November 4. They blocked the highway by placing the victim’s body, suspending all kinds of vehicular movement.
The protesters demanded that those behind Jokhio’s murder be brought to justice.
Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah took notice of the murder and ordered the police to arrest the culprits and provide justice to the victim's family.