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Rao Anwar Released On Bail Today

Karachi (July 21, 2018): Former SSP Malir Rao Anwar—prime accused in Naqeebullah Murder case—has been released as police officials received his bail orders today.

Anwar was indicted in Naqeebullah murder case and illegal arms case whereas former SSP Malir’s bail pleas in both cases were approved on July-10 and July-25 respectively against bail bonds of Rs1 mln apiece.

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Mehsud, a 27-year-old hailing from South Waziristan, was gunned down on January 13 in Shah Latif Town by alleged ‘encounter’ with a police team headed by Rao Anwar, however; preliminary probe suggests that Mehsud was killed in cold blood and had no terror links.His killing sparked a social media outcry, as his family members rejected claims by authorities that he was a member of the Tehreek-e-Taliban, saying he was an innocent aspiring male model.

Yesterday, 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).

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