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‘Killing of two brothers in fake shootout’: Police lodge case after 3 years

GHOTKI: After the passage of three years, a murder case was registered against 14 policemen for allegedly killing two brothers in a fake encounter in Ghotki district of Sindh, ARY News reported on Thursday. The police were hesitant in registering a murder case against their officers on the complaint of the deceased’s relatives who then approached the Sindh High Court (SHC) seeking directives for them to lodge the case. The Ghotki police registered a first information report (FIR) of the incident on the complaint of the…

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…