Naqeebullah case: ATC defers verdict to declare Anwar’s house sub-jail

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KARACHI: An anti-terorism court (ATC) on Wednesday deferred the verdict to declare former Malir SSP Rao Anwar’s house a sub-jail regarding the Naqeebullah Mehsud’s extrajudicial murder case.

Naqeebullah Mehsud, a 27-year-old native of Waziristan, was among three others who were accused of terrorism and killed on the orders of Malir SSP Rao Anwar, in what was later termed a ‘fake encounter’.

As the case’s hearing went under way, former Malir SSP Rao Anwar along with others accused in the case was presented for the in-camera hearing.

The court also deferred the verdict on declaring Anwar as a B-class prisoner in the court.

The hearing was then adjourned till June 9.

Last week, an ATC reserved its verdict on application filed by Anwar, seeking B-class jail facilities in Naqeebullah murder case.

Anwar, through his counsel, filed an application requesting the ATC to allow B-class facilities for him in the prison on which the judge reserved his verdict that will be pronounced later.

Meanwhile, the court also issued non bailable warrants for the arrest of absconding accused.

On the same day, a complaint seeking financial accountability of Anwar was filed in the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).

The complaint was lodged by Naqeebullah’s father through his counsel at the office of NAB Sindh Director-General Mohammad Altaf Bawani. The complaint asked the anti-graft watchdog to launch an inquiry into the acquisition of assets beyond means.

 

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