Initial probe reveals Mureed Abbas was murdered in a dispute over Rs200m
KARACHI (92 News) – Initial investigations into the murder of anchorperson Mureed Abbas and his friend have revealed that the deceased had a dispute over Rs200 million with the killer.
SSP Investigation Tariq Dharejo said that the accused along with his friends had invested over Rs200 million in the business of tyres. “The accused Atif had called Mureed Abbas and Khizar Hayat to his office and opened fire on them,” he added.
The police have registered two cases and started investigations.
Meanwhile, a five-member committee has been formed to probe the matter.
On the other hand, the injured Atif, who regained senses on Wednesday, told the police that he had to give Rs110 million to Mureed Abbas and Rs150,000 to Khizar Hayat. “Both were hurling him threats for not returning the money,” he added.
He said that Khizar Hayat had also threatened to kill his wife and children.
The police have arrested the killer’s brother and the watchman at the building. They have also received another CCTV footage of the firing.
Eyewitness Umar Rehan, in his statement, stated that he and Mureed were going to hotel to take tea when Atif called them to his office. “When we reached the office, the accused also reached there and opened fire on them. I narrowly escaped the firing,” he said.