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KARACHI: Police conducted raids in various areas of Malir to arrest former Malir SSP Rao Anwar and his close aide SHO Shah Latif Town Amanullah Marwat in the early hours of Friday, sources informed Geo News.
Police also raided homes of the suspect, however, the suspects were not found by the authorities.
The absconding police officials are wanted by authorities in connection to the extrajudicial murder of Naqeebullah Mehsud.
The Supreme Court of Pakistan granted an additional ten days to Inspector General Police (IGP) Sindh AD Khawaja to arrest suspended Malir SSP Rao Anwar in the extrajudicial killing case of Naqeebullah Mehsud.Earlier, Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar had taken suo motu notice of Naqeebullah’s case and had set a three-day deadline for Anwar’s arrest which expired on Tuesday (January 30).
Naqeebullah Mehsud, a 27-year-old native of Waziristan was among three others who were accused of being terrorists and killed by police in what was later termed a fake encounter.
Following claims of innocence from Naqeebullah’s family, an inquiry committee was formed which cleared the 27-year-old of any wrongdoing. An FIR was registered against Anwar and others in the case. Since then, Rao Anwar has been in hiding.