An Anti-terrorism Courtroom (ATC) on Thursday gave the police a “final extension” on the deadline to offer its closing report on the arrests of absconders in a case pertaining to the extra-judicial killing of Naqeebullah Mehsud in Karachi.
Former Malir Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Rao Anwar and three different suspects have been booked for planting false proof — pistols and hand grenades — on Mehsud and three others after they have been killed in a shootout, and later registering a false case in opposition to the deceased underneath the Sindh Arms Act for unlawful possession of arms and explosives.
“We’re conducting raids in efforts to arrest the absconders and can succeed quickly,” the Investigation Officer informed the court docket in the present day.
Anwar, who was current in court docket for the listening to, refuted reviews about being moved from his Malir Cantt residence whereas talking to the media outdoors court docket.
He added that he was unaware about any Nationwide Accountability Bureau inquiry into his property.
The court docket adjourned the listening to until October 31.
15 police officers nonetheless absconding
As many as 11 police officers had already been arrested within the case earlier than Anwar was taken into custody following his ‘give up’ earlier than the SC in Islamabad on March 21. Round 15 accused cops have been declared as absconders within the case.
In response to the IO’s report submitted earlier within the ATC, policemen in plainclothes had picked Naqeebullah Mehsud, together with two different individuals, and took them to the Sachal police put up the place the 2 others have been separated from Mehsud.
When one of many witnesses requested the policemen about their abduction, a policeman replied that they have been being taken to see Rao Anwar after which they (captives) would “make their option to heaven”.
The 2 witnesses — who have been finally launched by the police — informed investigators that they have been later taken to an unknown location the place additionally they noticed Mehsud. When considered one of them spoke to Mehsud, the latter stated that police have been demanding Rs1 million in opposition to his launch, however he couldn’t organize even Rs50,000.
The report additional acknowledged that the witnesses, after being launched, got here to know by the media that Rao Anwar and his associates had allegedly killed Mehsud and three others in a staged encounter within the Shah Latif City space on Jan 13 and dubbed them as militants.
Mehsud’s father lodged a case on Jan 23 in opposition to Rao Anwar and others on the idea of the findings of a three-member inquiry committee, which had stated that, prima facie, the encounter was coordinated, pretend and staged. Police investigators claimed that Anwar performed a central function within the case.