KARACHI: Lawyer of family of Naqeeb Ullah Mehsud, who was killed in an alleged fake police encounter in Karachi has alleged that the state is ready to exonerate SSP (retd) Rao Anwar and his team.
Speaking at a press conference with the officials of Karachi Grand Jirga outside Karachi Press Club, Jibran Nasir said that five years have been passed since the illegal killing of Naqeeb Ullah.
He said seven police officers named in the case are still absconding, while the state seems prepared to acquit Rao Anwar and his team in the case. He alleged that all records against these people have been destroyed.
“Why were so many facilities provided to Rao Anwar? His own house was turned into a prison,” he added.
The Anti-Terrorism Court has reserved the verdict in the Naqeeb Ullah fake encounter case.
On this occasion, Naqib Ullah Mehsud’s brother Alam Sher said that 5 years have been passed but the family is yet to get justice despite big promises were made to the family.
Alam Sher Mehsud said his father had asked him before he died waiting justice for his son, that to continue seeking justice till the end.
“We will go to the High Court and the Supreme Court again, the courts have to do their work, and we have to do our work,” he said.
After hearing the final arguments of the lawyers of both parties, the Anti-Terrorism Court of Karachi on January 14 reserved the verdict in the murder case of Naqeeb Ullah. Court is likely to release the verdict today (Tuesday).
Former SSP Malir Rao Anwar and other accused were named in the case registered against the accused in Sachal police station.
Former SSP Malir Rao Anwar alleged killed 27-year-old Naqeeb Ullah Mehsud in Shah Latif Town area of Karachi on January 13, 2018 and claimed that the deceased belonged to a terrorist organization. However, Naqeeb’s family termed Rao Anwar’s police encounter as fake.
When the issue was highlighted on social media, TV and print media, IG Sindh AD Khawaja formed an investigation committee headed by IG (CTD) Sanaullah Abbasi.
The inquiry committee had found Naqeeb Ullah innocent and recommended the suspension of SSP Malir Rao Anwar and to put his name on the ECL. The police party involved in the case was also suspended.
After the Naqeeb Ullah murder case, Rao Anwar suddenly disappeared from the scene while his attempt to escape abroad from Islamabad airport allegedly failed.
The Supreme Court of Pakistan also took suo motu notice of the death of Naqeeb Ullah Mehsud in a fake police encounter, after which he suddenly appeared in the Supreme Court on 21th March 2018, after being in hiding for some time.