The Sindh High Court has ordered the release of Adil Zaman on bail, a key accused in the Mureed Abbas murder case.
According to the details, the court did not issue a detailed verdict on Adil Zaman’s bail application.
Justice Aftab Gorar of the Sindh High Court had reserved the verdict this morning. The prosecution opposed the accused’s bail application.
Adil Zaman and Atif Zaman had confessed to the murder of Mureed Abbas before the investigation team and witnesses also identified the two accused before the judicial magistrate.
The pistol with which Atif Zaman killed Mureed Abbas and Khizar Hayat was registered on Adil Zaman’s name.
The Sessions Court had rejected Adil Zaman’s bail application in the light of the evidence. Sindh High Court has granted bail to Adil Zaman despite witness statements and presence in CCTV footage.
Despite the passage of ten months, due to the delaying tactics of the accused and their lawyers, no indictment could be filed in the Mureed Abbas murder case.
An anti-terrorism court had on Sept 30 dropped terrorism charges in the case and had sent the case back to a session’s court to conduct trial of accused Atif Zaman on charges of killing his two business partners.
Atif Zaman also sought pardon from Mureed Abbas’ wife Zara Abbas while appearing before the court.
The hearing of the case held at a local court in the Judicial Complex amid tight security in Karachi.
“I’m sorry”, Atif Zaman said to Zara Abbas, wife of deceased anchorperson Mureed Abbas, when he came face to face with her in the Judicial complex.
“Not me, neither Almighty Allah will grant you pardon”, she replied to Atif Zaman’s apology.
During the hearing, the honourable court showed resentment over non-presence of the lawyers of the accused named in the case.
As it failed to indict them on the third continuous court appearance.