Karachi (June 09, 2018): An anti-terrorism court on Saturday approved former SSP Malir, Rao Anwar’s Plea, suspect in Naqeebullah encounter case seeking B-Class facilities in jail.
Anwar appeared before the court whereas the investigating officer in the case SSP central Dr Rizwan also attended the hearing.
The court remarked that verdict over Rao Anwar’s plea to transfer his residence into sub-jail has been reserved by the Sindh High Court (SHC). “We will announce the decision over the petition once it has been declared by the SHC,” said the ATC judge.The court adjourned the hearing till June 14.
On June 06, An anti-terrorism court (ATC) deferred the verdict to declare accused Rao Anwar’s house a sub-jail in Naqeebullah Mehsud’s extrajudicial murder case.
As the case’s hearing went underway, former Malir SSP Rao Anwar along with others accused in the case was presented for the in-camera hearing.
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The court also deferred the verdict on declaring Anwar as a B-class prisoner in the court.
The hearing was then adjourned till June 9(today).
Background Of The Case:
On January 18, Anwar had declared Naqeebullah a terrorist after news of the fake encounter aired on television.
A case of the incident was filed on January 19, while Anwar was suspended from duty the next day. The Supreme Court had ordered Anwar to appear on January 27, but the suspended SSP remained on the run for at least two months.
Cases have been filed against 24 accused in the murder case of Naqeebullah. Out of the count, 11 have been arrested while 13 others are absconding.A Joint Investigation Team (JIT) formed under the directives of the Supreme Court found the suspended Malir SSP responsible for the killing of Mehsud and three others in an alleged encounter in Karachi.
The use of geo-fencing technology has established Anwar’s presence at the time of the incident.He was also present with Naqeebullah when the youth was arrested, and where he was kept in captivity, sources close to the JIT have revealed.