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Pakistan

Web Desk
July 10, 2018

Rao Anwar granted bail in Naqeebullah murder case

Pakistan

Web Desk
Tue, Jul 10, 2018

KARACHI: An-Anti Terrorism (ATC) court on Tuesday approved bail plea  of former Malir SSP Rao Anwar in the extra judicial killing of  Naqeebullah Mehsud.

The ATC had reserved its verdict on the plea on July 5 that was announced today, with the judge directing the former SSP to submit surety bonds of Rs 1 million.

The  alleged extra judicial killing of Mehsood, a native of South Waziristan, in Karachi had  triggered countrywide protests in  January earlier this year.

A sit-in was also staged in Islamabad for many days after Rao Anwar went into hiding.

Naqeebullah Mehsood-File photo

Rao Anwar made a dramatic appearance in the Supreme Court during the suo motu hearing into the case months after the murder took place in Karachi.

The Federal Investigation Agency had also foiled his attempt to flee the country.

The officer  denies his involvement in the killing, stating that he was not present  at the sight of the alleged murder.