According to police sources, Shafi, who killed Pranay on the premises of Jyothi Hospital in Miryalaguda, was an experienced contract killer. Maruthi Rao, Amrutha’s father, paid Rs 18 lakh as an advance to those, who were involved in Pranay’s murder. Shafi, a resident of the old city in Hyderabad, is a close associate of former terrorist and rowdy sheeter Abdul Bari. Abdul Bari and Shafi were involved in land encroachments and settlements in Nalgonda, Bhongir and Miryalaguda. The Nalgonda cops to present the accused before the media on Tuesday.