A Pakistani man extradited to the United Kingdom has been charged in reference to the homicide of his spouse twenty years in the past.
Zafar Iqbal, 61, arrived within the UK on Tuesday in reference to the homicide of Naziat Khan in Streatham in August 2001, in accordance with a assertion of the Metropolitan Police.
It stated that after arriving within the UK, Zafar was taken to a west London police station the place he was later charged with homicide. He will seem at Croydon Magistrates’ Court through a video hyperlink on Wednesday, it added.
The assertion additional stated that Naziat’s household have been saved knowledgeable of developments all through and proceed to be supported by specialist officers.
“The extradition was the result of collaborative work between the Met, the Crown Prosecution Service, the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and the National Crime Agency.”
Taking to Twitter, British High Commissioner to Pakistan Dr Christian Turner thanked everybody concerned and stated that the shut collaboration between the British and Pakistani groups led to this second.
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“We can’t bring Naziat back but we can do our best to ensure that her family gets the justice they deserve,” he wrote on the microblogging web site.
Thank you to everybody concerned in coping with this tragic case – the shut collaboration between our 🇬🇧& 🇵🇰groups has led to this second.
We cannot carry Naziat again however we will do our greatest to make sure that her household will get the justice they deserve. https://t.co/wtsgCoZHJW
— Christian Turner (@CTurnerFCDO) September 16, 2021
According to The Sun, Naziat was discovered strangled within the household’s south London home in 2001.
Naziat, who died on the age of 38, had been married to Zafar for 16 years, and the couple had 4 kids.
Zafar left Streatham after her dying 20 years in the past, and an enchantment was launched for his extradition from Pakistan.