ATC remands another cop in Naqeebullah murder case


KARACHI: An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on Friday granted seven-day remand of policeman Shakeel Ahmed who had been absconding in Naqeebullah Mehsood murder case.

The investigating officer produced Shakeel, said be the shooter of Rao’s encounter team, before the ATC and sought his remand for interrogation.

The police requested the judge to grant his physical remand as he was required for interrogation. Accepting the request, the judge allowed the investigators to keep the policeman with them for seven days.

It is pertinent to mention here that currently the prime suspect and the former SSP Malir Rao Anwar was also on remand till April 21.

The then SSP Malir and several other cops have been nominated in the murder case of Naqeebullah who was gunned down in ‘staged encounter’ on Jan 14, 2018. The Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar had taken suo moto notice after the issue of extrajudicial murder came to limelight.

The case was registered at Sachal police station under sections 302 (premeditated murder, 365 (Kidnapping or abducting with intent secretly and wrongfully to confine person), 344 (wrongful confinement for ten or more days), 109 (punishment of abetment if the Act abetted committed in consequence and where no express provision is made for its punishment) and 34 (common intention of the Pakistan Penal Code read with Section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act, 1997.