No sign of main culprit in Wasim Akram road-rage case

Karachi: Police Investigating officers are still searching for the main culprit in the road rage incident involving Pakistan's former cricket captain Wasim Akram, in which an unidentified person fired on his car after the accident last week.

Wasim Akram in Karachi on August 5
Wasim Akram in Karachi on August 5 

Senior police officials yesterday confirmed that they had arrested the man driving the car at the time of the incident and also recovered the vehicle, a Hondo Civic. Altaf Ahmed, who was driving the car has told the police that the man who fired on Wasim's car was Aamir Butt, who had gone underground.

"The driver has held Butt responsible for first pointing a gun at Wasim and than firing at his Mercedes car after the accident on Karsaz road near the national stadium," one official told PTI.

"Altaf has confirmed their car slightly hit Wasim's vehicle but although the cricketer signaled them to stop, Aamir Butt forced him to drive on after which Wasim chased them and blocked their way," he said.

"According to Altaf, Akram was very angry and banged on the hood of the Hondo Civic car and there was exchange of abusive language after which Butt got out from the back seat and opened fire," the police official said.

Butt hiding
He said both Altaf and the car were found in Hyderabad but Butt had gone into hiding. The Express Newspaper reported that both the driver and Butt were apparently former officers of an intelligence agency, while the latter was now working as an administration officer in a textile mill.

The newspaper said the police were feeling the pressure because of the background of the party against whom Akram registered an FIR.

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