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Naqeebullah murder case: Ex-SSP Malir Rao Anwar released on bail

KARACHI: An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on Saturday issued release orders for former Malir Senior Superintendent Police Rao Anwar after he was granted bail in cases registered in connection with the alleged extrajudicial killing of Pashtun youth Naqeebullah Mehsud, ARY News reported. The ATC on Friday granted him bail in placement of pistols and hand grenades on victims' bodies in the alleged fake encounter. On July 10, he was granted bail in Naqeebullah murder case when the court said he was not present at the time of…

SC restrains police from arresting Rao Anwar, asks him to surrender

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Tuesday restrained Sindh police from arresting former SSP Malir Rao Anwar facing charges of leading a fake encounter which resulted in the death of aspiring fashion model Naqeebullah Mehsud. Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, who heard a suo motu case regarding the extrajudicial murder of Naqeeb, directed the police not to arrest the suspended police officer. He directed Anwar, who has been eluding the police since registration of a murder case against him, to appear before the…

SC asks intelligence agencies to help Sindh police arrest Rao Anwar

ISLAMABAD: Sindh police chief Allah Dino Khowaja on Thursday requested the Supreme Court to issue directives for all the law enforcement and intelligence agencies to help trace out former SSP Malir Rao Anwar. Headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, a three-judge bench directed the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), Military Intelligence (MI) and Intelligence Bureau (IB) to extend cooperation to the Sindh police to arrest the suspended SP, who has gone into hiding. The bench was hearing a suo motu case…

Witnesses identify other cops ‘guilty’ in Naqeebullah murder case

KARACHI: Two eye witnesses on Wednesday identified accused persons during an identification parade in a case pertaining to the death of 27-year-old Naqeebullah Mehsud in a staged encounter. Judicial Magistrate (Malir) conducted the identification parade. The suspects were lined up among dummies and the magistrate asked the witnesses – Hazrat Ali and Qasim - to identify the suspects. Both the witnesses were picked up along with Naqeebullah on January 3 by police personnel in plain clothes, but they both were later…

Police clueless about Rao Anwar as court deadline expires on Jan 30

KARACHI: Former SSP Malir Rao Anwar, who has been booked for his alleged involvement in a staged encounter that led to the death of an aspiring fashion model, has put the efficiency of his department to catch him to the test. With the Supreme Court’s deadline for arresting SSP Anwar expiring on Wednesday, the Sindh police have yet not find any clue to his whereabouts. The under-fire police officer is believed to have gone into hiding after registration of a murder case against him and his team for their involvement in…

Six suspects handed over to police on physical remand in Naqeeb case

KARACHI:  A court here on Saturday granted five-day physical remand of six cops for questioning in a case pertaining to the alleged extrajudicial killing of 27-year-old Naqeebullah Mehsud. SP Investigation Abid Qaimkhani produced sub-inspector Muhammad Yaseen, ASI Allahyar, head constable Hazrat Hayat, Iqbal and two others before the court. Former SSP Malir Rao Anwar along with fourteen other policemen has been declared as absconder in remand papers. Qaimkhani informed that the suspects were rounded up yesterday. A…

Naqeeb murder case: FIA thwarts Rao Anwar’s attempt to flee country

RAWALPINDI: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Tuesday stopped former SSP Malir Rao Anwar, who is facing a probe into alleged extrajudicial killing of 27-year-old youth from South Waziristan, from leaving the country. Quoting sources, ARY News reported, SSP Anwar tried to flee the country to avoid the investigation into the killing of Naqeebullah in an alleged fake encounter. The police officer was to board a Dubai-bound flight at the Benazir International Airport, Islamabad but was barred by FIA officials from…

Naqeebullah ‘extrajudicial’ killing: Rao Anwar refuses to appear before probe team

KARACHI: Former-SSP Malir Rao Anwar on Sunday refused to appear before a probe team at DIG East Office for interrogation into alleged encounter killing of Naqeebullah Mehsood, ARY News reported..  Through a notice, new Investigation Officer (IO) SP Investigation East Abid Hussain Qaimkhani directed Rao Anwar to appear along six other police officials, suspected of involvement in the murder, before the investigation committee at 11:00pm on Sunday to record their statements over noncompliance and providing misleading…