According to details, the driver of main accused Atif Zaman, Nadeem had consumed a toxic substance on July 20 after which he was being treated at the Intensive Care United (ICU) of Jinnah Post Graduate Medical Centre.
The family of the deceased told police that key witness of the murder, Nadeem, had attempted suicide by consuming a pesticide after he failed to find a job.
Bol News anchorperson Mureed Abbas was gunned down on July 9 night in Defence area of Karachi. Police officials had said, that he was killed during a fight over a money dispute. According to details, he was sitting with his friend in a local restaurant of Khyban-e-Bukhari when some armed persons opened fire on them. Mureed Abbas died on the spot while his friend Khizer succumbed to his injuries on way to the hospital.
During the investigation of the murder of anchor Mureed Abbas revealed link to money laundering against suspect Atif Zaman and the deceased. According to police officials, more than 80 people, including media personnel, were found to be involved.
Police had acquired the data of 35 persons from the call record of Atif Zaman. SSP investigation Tariq Dharejo said that accused Atif is involved in tyres smuggling and several TV anchors and journalists have invested money with him. Some people have been called upon today to answer some questions.
The police has registered two cases of anchorperson Mureed Abbas and his friend’s assassination on a business dispute by his business partner Atif Zaman, who shoot at himself but survived. The initial probe revealed that the dispute between deceased and accused Atif Zaman was on the amount of Rs 200 million.
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