Rao Anwar interned in sub-jail, officials inform SHC

Published: July 12, 2018
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SSP Rao Anwar. PHOTO: FILE

SSP Rao Anwar. PHOTO: FILE

KARACHI: A Malir jail officer and the Karachi Central Jail superintendent submitted on Wednesday undertakings to the Sindh High Court claiming that former Malir SSP Rao Anwar had been incarcerated at a sub-jail.

A two-member bench heard the matter. SSP Anwar’s lawyer Abid Zuberi appeared before the bench, however, the complainant’s lawyer could not attend the hearing.

The jail officers undertook that the former Malir SSP, who is one of the suspects in the Naqeebullah Mehsud killing case, had been interned at a sub-jail.

Due to the absence of the complainant’s lawyer, the SHC adjourned the hearing till August 7.

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In the meantime, the anti-terrorism court (ATC), which granted bail to SSP Anwar in Naqeebullah killing case on Tuesday, issued the detailed verdict on the bail plea.

In the 25-page verdict, it was maintained that available evidence did not establish the former Malir SSP’s presence at the crime scene when the killings took place. Eye witnesses in the case did not even recognise the SSP’s voice. According to the verdict, further investigations were needed to ascertain facts in the case.

However, despite granting bail to SSP Anwar, the ATC has barred him from going out of Karachi. The verdict states that even in case of an illness, he will not leave the country and he can only receive treatment from hospitals in Pakistan. If the SSP’s family members living abroad want to meet him, they have to come to the country, the verdict reads.

Meanwhile, SSP Anwar’s lawyer submitted Rs1 million bail security to the court. The former Malir SSP, however, is still under detention as he has been booked in another case for which a court decision on his bail plea is pending.

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