Social media customers and kinfolk of a person who was killed in an allegedly staged encounter by police in Karachi final week have disputed the police declare that the deceased was a militant affiliated with the banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).
Naqeebullah, a 27-yr-previous man who hailed from South Waziristan, was allegedly among the many 4 suspects who have been killed in an ‘encounter’ carried out by SSP Malir Rao Anwar in Usman Khaskheli Goth on the outskirts of the metropolis final week.
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Anwar had stated on the time that the slain suspects have been allegedly concerned in a number of excessive-profile terror instances and had ties with terrorist outfits Lashkar-i-Jhangvi (LJ) and the militant Islamic State (IS). Nevertheless, Naqeebullah was not talked about by identify then.
However a relative of Naqeebullah, whose identify is written as Naseemullah on his id card, disputed SSP Anwar’s declare that the slain man was a former commander of TTP in South Waziristan’s Makeen tehsil, saying the deceased was, the truth is, a store proprietor who was keen on modelling.
The relative, who didn’t want to be named, advised Daybreak that Naqeebullah was allegedly taken away by males in plainclothes from his clothes store in Sohrab Goth earlier this month. He stated the deceased man beforehand labored at a petroleum pump at Hub Chowki in Balochistan and “had no affiliation with any militant outfit”.
The relative offered a number of pictures of Naqeebullah and added that the deceased was keen on modelling, and never militancy. A Fb web page stated to be Naqeebullah’s personal profile accommodates a number of public pictures that look like taken throughout a modelling photograph shoot. His identify is spelt Naqib Maseed on that web page and a second identify ‘Veer’ seems in parentheses.
In accordance with the relative, the household approached Chhipa Welfare Affiliation on Wednesday, the place they have been handed over Naqeebullah’s physique.
SSP Anwar, nevertheless, maintained that Naqeebulah was concerned in main acts of terror and was residing in an condo on Abul Hassan Ispahani Street. Purportedly in an effort to help his claims, the SSP issued a doc detailing Naqeebulah’s path to militancy.
In response to the police officer, Naqeebulah was born on January 1, 1991, in a village of South Waziristan’s Makeen tehsil and acquired spiritual schooling from a madressah.
He was a brother-in-regulation of Sher Dawood, a commander of TTP who motivated him to hitch the banned outfit, the SSP stated. He acquired bodily and weapons coaching in 2007/2008 at a TTP camp in Miranshah.
Naqeebulah remained related to TTP commander Sanaullah Mehsud, claimed SSP Anwar, who survived a “suicide attack” on Tuesday night.
After a army operation was launched within the space in 2007, he together with an confederate killed a Frontier Constabulary (FC) Subedar, Muhammad Alam as a result of they suspected him to be an ‘informer’ towards TTP militants.
Naqeebullah alongside together with his brother-in-regulation and others allegedly carried out an assault on a army convoy in Makeen during which a number of troopers have been martyred.
“He was an in depth aide of a TTP commander, Wahab, who was concerned within the bombing at Karsaz throughout slain PPP chief Benazir Bhutto’s rally on October 18, 2007,” claimed SSP Anwar.
Nevertheless, there was no official affirmation of those allegations levelled by the SSP and his claims couldn’t be independently verified instantly.
After information emerged of his demise, numerous individuals posted condolence messages on his Fb timeline, with some together with photographs of his physique in a coffin.
On Fb group Halaat Updates, the place Karachiites talk about the whole lot from electrical energy outages to open manholes, social media customers accused SSP Anwar of allegedly staging pretend encounters.
“Many black sheeps in police do pretend encounters to get rewards and promotions,” wrote one consumer. One other questioned whether or not the person was killed “as a result of he belonged to the tribal areas”.
One Fb consumer posted a screenshot of his dialog with Naqibullah, through which the latter had reportedly wished that his son would be a part of the Pakistan Military.
“This was a wierd terrorist who needed his son to grow to be a military officer,” the consumer wrote sarcastically.
Rao Anwar, referred to as the ‘encounter specialist’ by some, is understood for finishing up ‘encounters’ of controversial nature towards outlaws and has claimed up to now to have killed militants belonging to varied terrorist organisations and the then-Mohajir Qaumi Motion activists throughout his raids.
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Nearly all of such instances remained unquestioned, aside from the few the place the households of these shot lifeless moved the courtroom.
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