An anti-terrorism court in Karachi on Monday acquitted all the accused, including ex-miler SSP Rao Anwar, in the Naqeebullah murder case after a long period of five years.
On January 13, 2018, the then SSP Malir Rao Anwar claimed the death of 4 terrorists in an alleged police encounter in Karachi’s Malir district, but later it was reported that they were killed and All these people were not terrorists, but working class citizens from different areas who were killed extrajudicially.
27-year-old Naqibullah from South Waziristan was killed in an alleged police encounter by former SSP Rao Anwar in 2018. According to the court statement, this police encounter was fake.
The police had claimed that four terrorists belonging to the outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) were killed during an encounter in Usman Khas Khaile Goth of Shah Latif Town, Karachi. It was alleged by SSP Malir Rao Anwar at that time that the persons killed in the police encounter were involved in major terrorist incidents in the city of Quaid and that their Lashkar-e-Jhangvi and militant outfit ‘Islamic State’ were involved. had relations with
Following the incident, Naqeebullah’s family refuted the controversial statement of police officer Anwar, saying that the deceased was in fact a shop owner and was fond of modelling. According to his friends, he was allegedly picked up by people dressed in plain clothes from a clothes shop located on Sohrab Goth.
Later, Chief Justice Supreme Court Mian Saqib Nisar took notice of Naqeebullah Mehsud, who was allegedly killed in a fake police encounter in Karachi.
Today, after five years, the verdict of this case has been pronounced and all the accused, including Rao Anwar, have been acquitted. The court said that the prosecution has failed to prove the charges against the accused.
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