ATC declares ex-SHO Shoaib Shooter absconder in kidnapping case

Court told Shoaib demanded ransom after kidnapping, but did not release resident


News Desk March 14, 2018
Ex-SHO Shoaib Shooter PHOTO: FILE

An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on Wednesday, declared former Station House Officer (SHO) Shoaib Shooter a proclaimed absconder in a kidnapping case.

The ATC declared former SHO Shoaib Shooter an absconder during the hearing for a kidnapping-for-ransom case. The investigation officer for the case told the court that Shoaib demanded Rs600,000 as ransom after kidnapping a Karachi resident named Sharif. However, the accused did not release Sharif despite having collected the said ransom.

Shoaib is regarded as a close aide of former Malir SSP Rao Anwar, who himself has gone into hiding after a JIT team held him responsible for a staged encounter of Naqeebullah Mehsud.

SC orders in-camera briefing regarding Rao Anwar

The Sindh High Court is already hearing a petition requesting action for the missing Sharif. After issuing non-bailable arrest warrants for Shoaib Shooter, the court adjourned the hearing until April 8.

Earlier today, The Supreme Court sought an in-camera briefing from Inspector General (IG) Sindh regarding former SSP Rao Anwar who has not yet been traced by law enforcement agencies.

The three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar ordered an in-camera briefing of the Islamabad airport CCTV footage at the Karachi Registry on March 16.

Anwar is wanted for the extra-judicial killing of Naqeebullah Mehsud in an alleged staged encounter.

The bench questioned whether Anwar is under political shelter.

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