prime suspect


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prime suspect

n. the one person law enforcement officers believe most probably committed a crime being investigated. Once a person is determined to be a prime suspect, the police must be careful to give the "Miranda warnings," or take the risk that any admissions (any evidence gained from the statements) by the suspect may be excluded in trial. (See: Miranda warning)

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Qila Gujjar Singh police had registered a case against prime suspect Munawwar Hussain, his two associates Abdul Ghafoor and Sajid under section 355 (assault or criminal force with intent to dishonour a person), section 504 (criminal intimidation) of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) and section 16 of Maintenance of Public Order.
Dubai -- The prime suspect in Asma Rani murder case, a third-year medical student who was shot dead in Kohat in January, has been arrested by Interpol in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (UAE)on Thursday.
They further claim that a prime suspect only identified as Osha allegedly hit the deceased two times on the back of his neck and on his forehead with a 'two - by - two' plank.
ATC extends physical remand of prime suspect in Zainab rape, murder case
ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan heaped praise on Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police, after the provincial police claimed that they have arrested the prime suspect in the rape and murder case of minor Asma.
The chief justice, however, expressed his anger at the authorities' inability to catch the prime suspect.
The top court had summoned Masood to throw a light on revelations he made during a show on Wednesday night with regard to prime suspect arrested in Zainab rape and murder case.
By the time Gary's battered body was found, the prime suspect had boarded a flight to the UK.
Director Accident and Emergency ward Dr Amjad Chandio told reporter here today that Sassi breath her last at ward no 20, adding that Amjad s/o Akram, husband of prime suspect of the case, Asia, was the first expiry in the Nishtar Hospital.
Summary: The police investigation revealed that the prime suspect, his wives and some other women were running the hotel rooms as prostitution dens.
La Plante was awarded the Edgar Allan Poe Award by the Mystery Writers of America for her novel Prime Suspect.
According to sources, the police is using delaying tactics in arrest of the prime suspect.