Karachi (April 21, 2018): The anti-terrorism court hearing the Naqeeb Ullah Murder case on Saturday sent the former SSP Malir Rao Anwar and another accused Shakil Feroz to prison on judicial remand till May 02.
Rao Anwar was presented before the ATC court on Saturday after his 30-day judicial remand expired along with 11 other co-accused.
The family of the victim, a 27-year-old aspiring model hailing from South Waziristan Naqeeb Ullah Mehsud, and members of jirga have arrived in the court to witness the hearing.Strict security arrangements were made outside the court and additional contingent was deployed.
The police has arrested 12 accused in the case including Rao Anwar while 13 more policemen including SHOs Irfan Ullah Marwat and Shoaib Shooter are still at large.
During the hearing today at the the ATC court, the prosecution sought for time to submit final challan into the case and asked to send the 12 accused including Rao Anwar on judicial remand till May 2. The plea was accepted by the court. Meanwhile, responding to a query from a journalist that he was considered a hero through his police encounters but his own force has claimed that all the encounters are fake, Rao said that he would tell the JIT if the encounters were real or fake.
“The case challan will reveal everything,” he asserted.
It is pertinent to mention here that the 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.
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.
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Naqeeb along with three others was killed in an ‘encounter’ with a police team headed by Rao Anwar in the Usman Khaskheli Goth on the outskirts of the metropolis on January 13.
Anwar, after absconding in the case since late January, was arrested on the Supreme Court’s orders on March 28 after he finally appeared in court and later transported to Karachi.
The very next day, an anti-terrorism court sent Rao Anwar on physical remand till April 21 over registering fake FIR against Naqeeb Ullah Mehsud and his friends.