PESHAWAR: A local court in Peshawar on Tuesday approved two-day physical remand of the prime suspect in the case of senior lawyer Latif Afridi’s murder.
The Peshawar police produced the suspect Adnan Afridi before Judicial Magistrate Badar Munir’s court amid strict security.. The police counsel requested the court to grant physical remand of Adnan Afridi for investigations into the murder case. They apprised the court that the suspect has admitted to Latif Afridi’s murder in his confessional statement, citing “personal enmity” as the reason.
“Suspect’s custody is required for further investigations,” the police official said.
The court accepted police’s request and remanded the suspect in police custody for two days.
Latif, the former Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) president, was killed after being shot six times at the bar room inside the the Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Monday, in what police said was a family feud shooting.
Latif Afridi’s funeral prayers offered in Peshawar
The funeral prayers of the Latif Afridi were offered at Bagh-e-Naran in Peshawar’s Hayatabad area amid strict security.
The funeral was attended by PHC Chief Justice Qaiser Rasheed Khan, other judges, senior lawyers, politicians and social activists. Federal Law Minister Azam Nazeer Tarar, Awami National Party leader Iftikhar Hussain, and Jamat-e-Islami leader Inayatullah were also present.
Later, Latif’s mortal remains were sent to his hometown for burial.
CJP labels Latif Afrid’s murder ‘a big loss’
Meanwhile, Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Umar Ata Bandial termed Latif’s murder a “big loss”.
“Latif Afridi was a great personality,” CJP Bandial said during a hearing of case in the apex court.
He labelled the murder of the senior lawyer an unfortunate incident.
He asked lawyer Iftikhar Gillani whether Latif belonged to Kohat.
However, the lawyer told the CJP that he belonged to the frontier region.