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Rao Anwar Gets Bail In Illegal Weapons Case

Karachi (July 20, 2018): An anti-terrorism court approved on Friday former SSP Malir Rao Anwar’s bail plea in a case involving possession of explosives and illegal weapons.

The ATC announced its reserved verdict, which was reserved on July  17.

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The court ordered Anwar to submit surety bonds worth Rs1 million.

Following the submission of the bail bond, it is expected that Anwar’s release orders will be issued today.

Earlier, in a written statement submitted in an anti-terrorism court in Karachi, father of Naqeebullah Mehsud expressed reservations on the court’s ability to act impartially in the case against former SSP Malir Rao Anwar.Mohammad Khan’s statement, submitted through his counsel Faisal Siddiqui, details his lack of confidence in the ATC to impart justice in the fake encounter case against Anwar. Seeking adjournment of hearings, Khan has requested the special case to be transferred to the Sindh High Court (SHC) under Section 526 of the Criminal Procedure Code “(CRPC).

Earlier on July 10, an anti-terrorism court (ATC) granted bail to former SSP Malir Rao Anwar in the Naqeebullah Mehsud murder case.

The former SSP Malir has been directed to pay Rs1 million in bail bonds.

 The verdict was reserved by the anti-terrorism court on Thursday(July 05).

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Earlier on July 05, Anwar arrived in court to attend the hearing.

After arguments by the complainant’s counsel, the ATC judge reserved his decision on the bail plea and set July 10 as the decision date.

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.

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