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Friday Jan 19 2018

Rao Anwar expresses reservation over enquiry committee member

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KARACHI: Malir SSP Rao Anwar has expressed reservation regarding a member of the enquiry committee formed to probe him on the killing of Naqeebullah in the city a few days ago.

While talking to Geo News, the SSP said the committee member he has reservation with made policemen record biased statements.

The enquiry committee was formed following a hue and cry on the social media and by the deceased’s relatives. It is headed by Counter Terrorism Department Additional IG Sanaullah Abbasi. Besides, members of the committee include DIG East Sultan Khawaja and DIG Azad Khan.

Earlier on Friday, the SSP appeared before the committee to submit Naqeebullah’s criminal record. He said a kidnapping for ransom case against Naqeebullah, registered in 2014, was discovered.

Later in the day, the probe committee officials visited the site of police encounter in Shah Latif Town. During the visit, the committee members gathered evidence from the site of incident.

On January 13, the SSP had claimed to have shot dead four alleged terrorists in a police encounter in Shah Latif Town. However, it was later revealed that the deceased ‘terrorists’ included Naseemullah alias Naqeebullah, a 27-year-old from South Waziristan Agency. According to the killed person’s family, he disappeared from Sohrab Goth on January 3 and was killed in a fake encounter.

'Probe committee seeks Rao Anwar’s arrest'

The committee formed to probe the killing of Naqeebullah Mehsud has found the 27-year-old innocent, sources informed Geo News late Friday.

According to the initial investigation report, the committee has termed SSP Rao Anwar’s allegations against Naqeebullah baseless, sources said.

In its report, the committee stated that there was no proof found of Naqeebullah being a terrorist.

The 2014 FIR presented by Anwar was also bogus, it said.

The committee in its report has also recommended the registration of a case against Rao Anwar and other personnel involved in Naqeebullah’s killing.

The name of Anwar should also be placed on the Exit Control List (ECL), the initial investigation report stated.