KARACHI: The family of another suspect named Muhammad Ishaq, who was killed along with Naqeebullah Mehsood in a fake encounter in Shah Latif Town on January 13, announced on Sunday to file a case against suspended Malir SSP Rao Anwar for conducting a staged encounter.
Muhammad Yousuf, brother of late Ishaq, said that he will give his statement to the police after arriving in Karachi.
According to the family, Ishaq was taken into custody on November 11, 2016, from a religious seminary at his hometown Ahmedpur East by men in plain clothes. Later, his other brother Zakariya was also taken into custody but was released after eight months of detention.
Yousuf informed that his mother passed away saddened by the disappearance of her son.
Naqeebullah, a 27-year-old native of Waziristan, was among four suspected terrorists killed in an ‘exchange of fire’ with a police team led by the then-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 was registered against them owing to their no-show and alleged involvement in the case.
Meanwhile, Sindh Inspector General of Police (IGP) AD Khowaja constituted on Friday a new investigation committee in the Naqeebullah murder case.
The Supreme Court, which has taken a suo motu notice of the case, has given the Sindh Police until Wednesday to nab Anwar.