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Chief Justice takes suo motu notice of police encounters in Punjab

LAHORE: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Sunday took a suo motu notice of staged police encounters in Punjab. A three-member bench of the Supreme Court was hearing the suo motu case regarding the prevailing civic-issues in the province including provision of unsafe drinking water and security barricades. During the proceedings, Justice Nisar directed the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Punjab to submit a report within a week on the matter, which should encompass the total number of encounters and…

Alleged dacoit killed in Karachi police encounter, 32 suspects rounded up

KARACHI: Police shot dead an alleged dacoit in an 'encounter' during a raid on Thursday night in Ittehad Town area of the metropolis, while arresting his accomplice.  According to police, the slain robber was involved in numerous incidents of snatching in the city and five stolen mobile phones were recovered from his possession. No further details could be garnered with regard to the identity of suspect. Separately, police rounded up 31 suspects in various overnight raids across the city. As many as 26 miscreants…

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…

CJP takes notice of Naqeebullah’s killing in alleged fake shootout

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar on Friday took suo motu notice of the killing of 27-year-old Naqeebullah in an alleged fake encounter. The chief justice sought a report from the Inspector General of Sindh police within seven days on the killing of Naqeebullah, also known as Naseemullah, which sparked outrage on social media. Rao Anwar appears before probe body Appearing before a departmental inquiry committee for a grilling session, SSP Malir Rao Anwar on Friday renewed his claims that 27-year-old…

Who was Naqeeb Mehsud?

Naseemullah, better known as Naqeeb Mehsud, was recently killed along with three other men by  a police party under Malir Senior Superintendent Police (SSP) Rao Anwar in an "encounter" in Karachi. Naqeeb, along with three other men were gunned down in an alleged police encounter near Shah Latif Town in Karachi and were termed militants belonging to the proscribed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). The Malir SSP,  accused several time for staged encounters in the past,  says he has evidence Naqeeb was a terrorist but…

Five terrorists killed in encounter with police: Rao Anwar

KARACHI: Five suspected terrorists were killed in an encounter with police on Thursday during a raid at the hideout of suspects in Sachal area of the metropolis, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Malir Rao Anwar  told media. According to SSP Rao Anwar, police and intelligence officials conducted the raid on an intelligence tip-off about presence of the terrorists in the area. “All five of the terrorists were killed in retaliatory firing after they opened fire on the raiding team,” SSP Malir said. The slain…

Suspected robber shot dead in Karachi shootout

KARACHI: Police claimed to have killed a suspected robber in a shootout in the city’s Lines Area on Sunday night. According to SSP Dr Irfan Baloch, the police received a call that three robbers were busy looting citizens within the limits of Brigade police station. Acting swiftly, when the police reached there, the robbers tried to escape, defying the orders to surrender.  They opened fire on the police party and when the police returned fire, one was killed while two others managed to escape from the spot, he added. A…

Four robbers killed in police ‘encounter’ in Karachi

KARACHI: Sindh police claimed to have gunned down four alleged robbers in encounters in different parts of the city on Saturday night, ARY News reported. According to police, three robbers were killed in a shootout in Jangal Goth in close proximity of Gulshan-e-Maymar area. SSP Malir Rao Anwar said the personnel of the police intercepted the robbers who were robbing citizens visiting livestock market off Super Highway. They engaged the police in shootout. In the resulting exchange of fire, they were killed. He said…

Two terror suspects killed in encounter in Manghopir

KARACHI: Two suspected terrorists, affiliated with an outlawed organization, were killed in an encounter in Manghopir area of the city, claimed the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) of Sindh police, ARY News reported. SSP CTD Omar Shahid said his force foiled a terror plot to target the Rapid Response Force (RRF) headquarter and killed two terrorists associated with Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan’s (TTP) Mufti Shakir group in a shootout. Police said they have recovered maps of government and private installations from…

Four dacoits killed in police encounter in Lahore’s Shadman area

LAHORE: Four dacoits were killed in an encounter with police at early hours of Wednesday morning in Shadman area of the city. According to police, it received information on  an emergency ‘15’ phone call by an area resident that four dacoits broke into a house with intention to rob in Lahore’s posh area of Shadman. Acting swiftly, police elite force reached the area and cordoned off the entry and exit routes. According to police officials they made several appeals to bandits, asking them to surrender before police,…