Karachi (April 21, 2018): A Joint Interrogation Team (JIT) formed under the directives of Supreme Court of Pakistan has held former Malir SSP Rao Anwar Ahmed Khan responsible for killing Naqeebullah Mehsud and three others in a “fake encounter” in Karachi on January 13, it emerged on Friday.
A JIT member said on the condition of anonymity that the investigation team has “held Rao Anwar guilty of killing an innocent person in a fake encounter”.AbbTakk has learnt that the JIT, which was led by Additional IG Dr Aftab Pathan, has submitted its findings before the competent authority.
Naqeebullah Mehsud, a 27-year-old aspiring model hailing from South Waziristan, was killed in an ‘encounter’ with a police team headed by Rao Anwar in the Usman Khaskheli Goth on the outskirts of the metropolis.Earlier, Additional IG Counter-Terrorism Department Dr Sanaullah Abbasi had said that the death of Naqeebullah Mehsud was an extrajudicial killing
Abbasi, who headed a three-member team investigating Naqeebullah’s killing in an ‘exchange of fire’, assured his kin that Naqeebullah had never been involved in terrorism-related activities as alleged earlier, but had been innocent and was in fact killed in a ‘fake encounter’.
A first information report (FIR) was registered against Anwar and other police personnel accused of involvement in the alleged ‘encounter’. The murder case was lodged at Sachal police station after the victim’s father nominated Anwar and his team in the FIR.