Naqeeb murder case: Inquiry committee submits report in Supreme Court

Two witnesses retract statements against Rao Anwar in Naqeeb Mehsud case

KARACHI: The inquiry committee probing the Naqeebullah extrajudicial killing case has submitted its report to the Supreme Court on Friday.
The Supreme Court bench will hear the suo motu case at its Karachi Registry tomorrow, Satuday.
Naqeebullah Mehsud, a 27-year-old native of Waziristan, was among four suspected terrorists killed in an ‘exchange of fire’ with a police team led by Malir SSP Rao Anwar on January 13 in Shah Latif Town, Karachi.
Following claims of innocence from Naqeebullah’s family, an inquiry committee was formed after which Anwar and the raiding police party officials went into hiding. Anwar and his associates were also suspended by the government and an FIR registered against them owing to their no-show and alleged involvement in the case.
In the 15-page report, the inquiry committee headed Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD)Additional IG Sanaullah Abbasi, says that Naqeebullah was picked up from Sohrab Goth on January 3 along with two others.
The two people picked up with him were let go after giving bribes, the report states, adding that their statements have been recorded and made part of the investigation.
Moreover, it has been stated in the report that 26 casings of sub-machine guns in use by the police were recovered from the site of the ‘encounter’ and there was no evidence of firing from the victims — alleged terrorists.
It adds that all the officials involved in the incident have gone into hiding.


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