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SHC hears plea seeking revocation of Rao Anwar’s bail

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Monday heard a petition filed by the father of Naqeebullah Mehsud, a Waziristan native who was killed in a staged encounter in Karachi earlier this year, seeks revocation of bail of former Malir SSP Rao Anwar and then DSP Qamar Ahmed Shaikh. A division bench headed by SHC Chief Justice Ahmed Ali Shaikh heard the case. The bench issued notice to DSP Qamar Ahmed Shaikh over not appearing before the trial court in the case hearing. The counsel of the petitioner informed the court…

SHC approves transfer of cases against Rao Anwar to another court

KARACHI: Sindh High Court on Monday granted a petition seeking transfer of two cases against former SSP Rao Anwar to another court. A bench of the high court heard a plea filed by the father of Naqeebullah Mehsud, who was killed in extrajudicial killing in Karachi. Petitioner's counsel Faisal Siddiqui in his arguments on the petition before the court said that the Anti-Terrorism Court II could not be trusted. He said the court gave extraordinary concessions to Rao Anwar and other accused. The accused were released…

Rickshaw driver dies during alleged police encounter in Karachi

KARACHI: A senior citizen was killed during an exchange of fire between armed robbers and police in New Karachi area of the city, ARY News reported. According to the law enforcement agency, a police team spotted four robbers snatching valuables from people in New Karachi area and arrested one of them. Upon the arrest of their accomplice, the other criminals opened fire upon the police. In the ensuing encounter, a rickshaw driver named Nafees Khan Baloch was killed. New Karachi police say the rickshaw driver died…

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…

Rao Anwar gets bail in Naqeebullah murder case

KARACHI: An anti-terrorism court on Tuesday granted bail to suspended senior cop Rao Anwar in Naqeebullah Mehsud murder case. The court also directed him to pay Rs1 million in surety bonds. Charges were framed against Anwar for killing Mehsud, a local shopkeeper and aspiring model, and three others in a staged encounter earlier this year Rao Anwar is facing another case regarding possession of explosives and illegal weapons. The court is yet to decide his bail appeal in this case. How Rao Anwar got exposed in fake…

Rao Anwar sub-jail hearing postponed until 11th July by SHC

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) postponed Rao Anwar sub-jail hearing until July 11, the reason behind delay is non appearance of Ex Malir SSP’s counsel in the court. The family members of late Naqeebullah Mehsud were furious about provincial government's decision to declare Anwar’s house as a sub-jail, therefore had filed the case against this decision. In yesterday's hearing, Jail Superintendent Hasan Suhatto submitted an affidavit before the court which provided details that Anwar’s residence had been declared as…

I was framed in Naqeebullah murder case due to partisanship in police, claims Rao Anwar

KARACHI: Following the shuffle of Inspector General of Police, former SSP Malir Rao Anwar, on Thursday claimed that he has been falsely incriminated in the murder case of Naqeebullah Mehsud owing to professional jealousy. While speaking to journalists outside the anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Karachi, where he appeared for the hearing of murder case, Rao stressed that records are available that he neither caught Naqeebullah nor killed him and there is no evidence which can prove him guilty. “I have previously survived…

ATC allows Rao Anwar B-class prison facilities

KARACHI: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Saturday allowed a plea filed by former SSP Malir Rao Anwar seeking B-class prison facilities.  The ATC judge announced the verdict in presence of Anwar and said the decision on an application challenging his house having been declared a sub-jail would be given after the Sindh High Court decides a similar petition. The hearing was adjourned till June 14. The former SSP Malir along with 10 of his subordinates has been arrested on charges of abducting Naqeebullah Mehsud for…

Replies sought on plea against move to declare Rao Anwar’s home sub-jail

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Friday directed the provincial home secretary to submit comments on a petition challenging a notification which declared former SSP Malir Rao Anwar’s home a sub-jail. A bench, headed by Chief Justice Ahmed Ali Shaikh, was hearing the petition filed by the father of Naqeebullah Mehsud, South Waziristan native who was killed in a fake encounter in Karachi. It directed the home secretary to submit comments till June 20 and warned that upon failure, it would decide the case on the…

SHC moved against notification declaring Rao Anwar’s home sub-jail

KARACHI: The father of Naqeebullah Mehsud, a South Waziristan youngster who was killed in a fake encounter, has approached the Sindh High Court (SHC) challenging a notification that declared former SSP Malir Rao Anwar’s home as a sub-jail.  Muhammad Khan Mehsud filed a constitutional petition in the high court, contending that the provincial government unconstitutionally and illegally declared the suspended police officer’s residence sub-jail on pretext of security concerns. He pleaded with the court to declare the…