Islamabad: Billionaire gets bail before arrest in murder case
ISLAMABAD: A billionaire Raja Arsalan who allegedly shot dead his former wife Nayera and shot injured daughter Zamira Arsalan last week in the limits of Sihala police station has succeeded to obtain bail before arrest and now pressurising the victim’s family for a patch-up.
Arsalan and Nayera got married some 16 years ago and after a year they had a daughter Zamira, but soon the couple separated after divorce.
Later Nayera married to Ehtisham Mehbood Sultan, a businessman settled in England. They were used to visit Pakistan for some weeks every year. Sultan purchased a house in Navel Anchorage in the limits of Sihala Police Station for Nayera and instructed Naseem Travelers in Blue Area to provide a car and driver to his wife and stepdaughter whenever they visit Pakistan.
Nayera came to Pakistan along with her daughter Zamira on February 8 and engaged a car and a driver Sadiq from Naseem Travelers. Nayera who was supposed to go back on February 18 demanded her daughter’s property share from Arsalan, owner of Arsalan Town on Lehtrar Road. Arsalan is son of a former police official Raja Barkat.
Arsalan instead of giving the share demanded his daughter back from Nayera due to which she had to prolong her stay in Pakistan. On last Wednesday night (March 3) Nayera called Arsalan to discuss the property matter, as she wanted to go back to England.
Arsalan reached her house and he allegedly opened firing at Nayera and his daughter Zamira. Nayera died at the spot and Zamira was shifted to Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS). According to PIMS sources 15-year-old Zamira was shot on the neck.
Sihala police registered a First Information Report (FIR) vide 72 under section 302 against Arsalan on Sultan’s application in which Sadiq was nominated as a witness to the murder.
Sources said police did not arrest Arsalan and gave him time to obtain bail before arrest. They said the murder incident took place on March 3 but Arsalan obtained the bail before arrest from the court of District and Sessions Judge Muhammad Akmal Khan after 60 hours on March 5. They alleged that police knew the whereabouts of Arsalan but they did not arrest him.