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Prime suspect in Wasim Akram accident granted pre-arrest bail

KARACHI (Neo Web Desk) A sessions court in Karachi on Monday granted pre-arrest bail to Major (retd) Amirul Rehman, the prime suspect in the shooting incident involving former captain of Pakistan cricket team, Wasim Akram.The suspect had submitted an interim pre-arrest bail application to sessions judge east Nadeem Ahmed Khan who granted him an interim bail against a surety bond of Rs30,000.The bail is subject to confirmation or otherwise in the next hearing of the case on August 20. The court also issued a notice to the prosecutor for the next hearing in order to argue the defendant’s bail plea.Meanwhile, the judicial magistrate remanded the detained suspect named Altaf Ahmed in police custody for one week.Previously, Karachi-East DIG Munir Ahmed Shaikh had said that the held suspect was the driver of the car, which had hit the player’s car.The incident took place after a minor accident when the shooter’s car hit Wasim’s Mercedes. When he asked the driver to pull over, a heated discussion ensued as the suspect who was sitting in the back seat came out of the car and fired a shot.The fast bowler remained unhurt and the shooter hastily fled the scene when a crowd began to gather.In the initial probe, the suspect told investigators that after the accident, a short exchange of heated words took place, followed by a gunshot fired at Wasim’s vehicle.Police on Saturday claimed having traced and recovered the car that was involved in the accident. The DIG East had said that police will send the seized car to a forensic laboratory to determine whether it had been in contact with the former cricket star’s Mercedes.

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