Islamabad (February 13, 2018): The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Tuesday granted protective bail to fugitive SSP Malir Rao Anwar and ordered him to appear before the court by Friday.
The SSP Malir asked the apex court via a letter to form an independent JIT into the case. However, the court ordered to appear him on Friday and said that the JIT would also be formed on the same day.
The apex court also refrained police in Sindh and Islamabad to refrain from arresting Rao Anwar.
On January 31, Inspector General Sindh police AD Khawaja has submitted a report in Supreme Court on Wednesday regarding the development made for the arrest of the SSP Rao Anwar, who was allegedly involved in murder of Naqeebullah Mehsud killing by staging fake encounter, saying police was working to trace the location of Rao Anwar.
Talking to media informally after submitting report in apex court, AD Khawaj told that Rao Anwar was in contact to various people via Whatsapp and police was trying hard to find out his whereabouts.
“Police don’t have such kind of system to trace out Whatsapp call, however Pakistan Telecommunication Limited (PTC) being contacted in this connection,” he said replying to a query.On a question why Rao Anwar easily escaped from Islamabad airport, he replied, “The question should be asked to Islamabad police.”
Responding another query, AD Khawaja said that police has done its work as Intelligence agencies being contacted for his arrest as soon as possible.
On January 30, after Supreme Court’s deadline to arrest former SSP Malir Rao Anwar, wanted in Naqeebullah murder case, ended on Tuesday Police raided his Islamabad residence but no arrests were made.
The capital city police raided a house in search of suspended SSP Malir Rao Anwar in the city’s F-10 vicinity but remained unsuccessful.
Islamabad police assisted Karachi police including teams from the Counter Terrrorism Department (CTD) and Crime Branch (CB) that continue to search for the suspended police official who, according to sources, was present in the federal capital.