The Anti-terrorism court has issued Non-bail arrest warrants for runaway Adil Zaman and has ordered to Adil Zaman to be present in court on Sept 02.
The National Accountability Bureau will be investigating the alleged financial scam of over Rs1 billion in the murder case of news anchor Mureed Abbas.
NAB chairperson Justice Javed Iqbal has directed NAB Karachi’s director-general to initiate an inquiry against Atif Zaman, the prime suspect in the murder case, for his involvement in a fraud tyre business through which he ‘looted’ Abbas and various other journalists.
A press statement issued by NAB confirmed the development on Saturday.
It says that Zaman shot dead TV anchor Abbas and his friend Khizer Hayat after which Karachi police registered a case and is currently conducting an investigation.
NAB has taken up the investigation after police requested it to intervene. According to the police, the financial scam could have been the reason for the murders.
Last week, terrorism clauses were added in the murder case.
Mureed Abbas and his friend Khizer Hayat were shot dead on July 9 in Karachi’s DHA. Their killer was identified as Atif Zaman.
The case was being heard by a district court but now that terrorism clauses have been added, it will be heard by an anti-terrorism court.
The judge hearing the case ordered investigators to present the challan in the relevant court (the ATC).
The prosecution has four eye witnesses and 35 other witnesses.
According to the challan, Atif Zaman shot Mureed four times and Khizer thrice.
Ballistics matched the bullet casings found at the scene to the weapon recovered from Zaman’s possession.