KARACHI: Sindh Info Minister Nasir Hussain Shah has denied allegations that the provincial authorities is defending suspended SSP Malir Rao Anwar.
“The Sindh authorities shouldn’t be supporting Rao Anwar. Nobody is above the regulation,” the minister stated on Wednesday, a day after the three-day deadline by the Supreme Courtroom to arrest the absconding official expired.
Anwar is needed by authorities in connection to the extrajudicial homicide of Naqeebullah Mehsud, a 27-yr-previous native of Waziristan who was amongst 4 suspected terrorists killed in an ‘change of fireside’ with a police workforce led by Anwar on January thirteen in Shah Latif City, Karachi.
Following claims of innocence from Naqeebullah’s household, an inquiry committee was shaped after which Anwar and the raiding police social gathering officers went into hiding. He has evaded arrest since then, with some speculating he might have fled the nation to keep away from accountability.
Nevertheless, the suspended policeman yesterday denied fleeing Pakistan.
“I’ve not fled the nation, I’m in Pakistan,” Anwar advised Geo Information from an undisclosed location. “I’m sending an attraction for justice to the Chief Justice of Pakistan.”
He additionally denied rumours of utilizing property magnate Malik Riaz’s aeroplane and hiding in Bilawal Home.
“I’ve no such phrases with Asif Ali Zardari to take asylum at Bilawal Home,” Anwar stated, including that the Pakistan Peoples Celebration co-chairman and former president had by no means requested him to hold out any illegal duties.
In the meantime, through the listening to of the Naqeebullah homicide case at a judicial Justice of the Peace courtroom in Malir right now, two eyewitnesses recognized three police officers as suspects within the case.
The suspects recognized have been police officers Mohammad Iqbal, Ashad Ali and Allahyar, who have been allegedly current on the scene of the ‘pretend encounter’ during which Naqeebullah was killed.
The eyewitness advised the courtroom that Allahyar was in plain garments at the moment, and held a Kalashnikov in his palms.
The eyewitnesses together with Naqeebullah have been allegedly picked up by Anwar’s staff from a lodge on January three and stored in unlawful detention. The 2 have been reportedly let go after they bribed the police however Naqeebullah was stored in detention and later killed within the ‘encounter’.
Following the incident, an FIR was registered towards the suspended SSP Anwar and his associates, owing to their no-present and alleged involvement within the case.
An inquiry committee, headed by Counter-Terrorism Division Further IG Sanaullah Abbasi, submitted its report on the case to the Supreme Courtroom final week, which said that Naqeebullah was killed in a ‘pretend encounter’ with the police.
In the meantime, Inspector Common of Police Sindh AD Khawaja on Sunday wrote a letter to intelligence businesses looking for their assist in arresting Anwar.
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