Karachi—Javed Khanani, a director of Khanani and Kalia International money changers, died on Sunday after reportedly falling from an under construction building in Karachi.
He died after falling from an under construction building “Saima Towers” in Mohammad Ali Society, in the jurisdiction of Bahadurabad police station, senior poilce official said.
According to initial information, Javaid Khanai died after falling from 8th floor of the building where he had come on a routine visit, said Additional IG Karachi Mushtaq Maher. “He entangled in electric wires before hitting the ground.”
Javed Khanani’s partners were present in a nearby office, upon hearing the fall they rushed to the spot and shifted him to nearby hospital but he succumbed to his injuries on the way to hospital.
The family of the deceased immediately reached the hospital and took the body home without letting police complete any medico-legal action, said the Karachi police chief.
Police, however, has asked the family to let them complete the medico-legal formalities following which they will be able to establish the actual cause of death. “But the family has denied the police request and are claiming that it was a suicide,” Maher added.
Police has taken a few labourers into custody from the site of incident and looking for any CCTV evidence or eye witness to complete their investigation.
Javed Khanani and Munaf Kalia were arrested by the Federal Investigation Agency in a dramatic raid in November 2008 when a complaint lodged against one of their franchises in Gujranwala led to the discovery of a parallel money transfer system being operated by their company for purposes of transferring money out of the country through illegal hundi/hawala channels.