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Naqeebullah murder: Pak cop brought to anti-terrorism court

ANI | Updated: May 19, 2018 12:42 IST

Karachi [Pakistan], May 19 (ANI): Former senior superintendent of police (SSP) of Malir district in Pakistan, Rao Anwar, who is an accused in the extra-judicial killing of Naqeebullah Mehsud, was on Saturday brought to an anti-terrorism court (ATC) for a hearing.
Prior to his appearance, the disgraced police officer filed his bail petition stating geo-fencing and joint investigation reports and charge-sheet have contradictory information.
Anwar was to appear in the court on May 2, but did not do so citing ill health, reported Geo TV.
Anwar was presented in court without handcuffs yet again, despite earlier protests by the deceased's family against protocol for the suspended police officer, the report said.
An inquiry committee found Anwar guilty of committing the crime.
The team, in its report, cited eyewitness' accounts and said the 27-year-old Naqeebullah was 'picked up', along with two others on the suspicion of their linkage with terrorist groups on January 3 by security personnel and taken to the Sachal Police Post before being moved to another location.
Anwar and other officers are in the dock for killing at least four men, during what they claimed was a raid on a suspected Taliban hideout in Karachi.
Relatives of Naqeebullah from South Waziristan tribal district rejected claims of him having militant links and maintained that he was an aspiring model who had been a resident of Karachi since 2008.
They added that Naqeebullah was looking for a job and had been running a shop in the city.
His killing evoked a national outcry and triggered protest rallies in several cities. (ANI)