Murder accused walks out of court after bail cancellation
The co-accused TV anchorperson Mureed Abbas’ murder case walked out of the Supreme Court unhindered on Thursday after the apex court revoked the bail granted to Adil Zaman, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
A three-judge bench, hearing a plea seeking the cancellation of Adil's bail at the Supreme Court's Karachi Registry, ordered the police to arrest the accused and send him behind bars at once.
Abbas' wife Zara Abbas approached the top court, stating that the Sindh High Court had ignored important evidence and granted bail to Adil. Her lawyer contended that the accused was present at the crime scene when his brother, Atif Zaman, the prime accused in the case, shot and killed two persons, including her client's husband.
On July 9, 2019, Atif had gunned down TV anchorperson Mureed Abbas, 34 and Khizar Hayat, 45 over a monetary dispute in Defence Housing Authority (DHA) and then attempted suicide.
An anti-terrorism court had on Sept 30 dropped terrorism charges in the case and had sent the case back to a session court to conduct a trial of accused Atif Zaman on charges of killing his two business partners.