Dubai, Feb 18 (ANI): The Dubai law enforcement agency has reportedly released an accused in the Shahbaz Bhatti murder case.
Former Pakistan Minorities Minister Shahbaz Bhatti was assassinated last year during an attack on his vehicle in Islamabad.
The accused in the murder, Ziaur Rehman was arrested on the request of the interior ministry, the sources said, adding that he had proved his innocence before the Dubai authorities, The Dawn reports.
He said he was not present in Pakistan at the time of the incident and furnished documentary evidence to substantiate his claim.
Passport, record of Emirates Airlines and his CCTV grabs at different hotels in Dubai and other countries verify his innocence, the sources said.
As he has residence visa of Hong Kong, the authorities there also requested for Rehman's release, they added.
Rehman was released from Dubai Jail, but his passport was withheld and was directed to keep the police informed about his movement. (ANI)
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