After Hyderabad-based realtor Mohammed Mustafa was shot at on Friday night in Mailardevpally, Hyderabad, Cyberabad police quizzed MIM corporator Mohammed Misbauddin for nearly seven hours. They quizzed him about the whereabouts of Zubair, who was allegedly the one who pulled the trigger. Zubair is currently absconding.
According to The Times of India, Shastripuram MIM corporator Mohammed Misbauddin was served a notice by the Cyberabad police on Saturday to appear before them.Investigators suspect the role of Misbauddin as he is Zubairâ€™s relative. He also visited the hospital in which Mustafa is being treated. Reportedly, Zubair called him after shooting Mustafa.
Mustafa is being treated in a private hospital in Banjara Hills. CCTV footage shows Zubair and his friends leaving the hospital after admitting Mustafa, reportedSakshipost.
In his statement to the police, Mustafa claimed that it was a self-inflicted injury and claimed that he doesnâ€™t know who Zubair is, while police are certain that the two were friends.
Speaking to TOI, Misbauddin said, â€śI am a corporator. I got several telephone calls informing about the incident. Since I knew Mustafa, it was a courtesy call. Police kept probing how did I come to know and others details. I was unreasonably kept at the police station from 6 pm on Saturday to 1.30 am on Sunday. In written statement too, I clarified not knowing anything about the case and Zubair.â€™
He, however, admitted to TOI that Zubair was his distant relative.
Zubairâ€™s residence in Engine Bowli was raided by the Income Tax department a week ago, and he believed that Mustaf\fa was the one who tipped off the officials, which led to the incident, reported Deccan Chronicle.
Zubair reportedly went to Mustafaâ€™s house at Kingâ€™s Colony in Mailardevpally. Following a heated argument, Zubair shot him with his licensed gun. Mustafa suffered injuries to his chest and abdomen.
Police have recovered the weapon and are searching for the suspect, Zubair. Meanwhile, police have sent the bullet recovered for analysis.