KARACHI: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) rejected on Wednesday the bail pleas of seven accused in Naqeebullah Mehsud murder case and sent them to jail on judicial remand.
The court dismissed the bail pleas of Akbar Mallah, Muhammad Anar, Faisal Mehmood, Khair Muhammad, Imran Kazmi, Raees Abbas Zaidi and Shakeel Feroze.
Last year, former Malir SSP Rao Anwar, former DSP Qamar Ahmed Shaikh and other police officials had been booked for allegedly killing four men, including Mehsud, in a fake police encounter in Shah Latif Town on Jan 13.
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There are now 14 accused in the case in jail on judicial remand.
On July 11, 2018, ATC granted bail to the former SSP Rao Anwar against a surety of Rs1 million. Four other accused in the case are also on bail, while seven suspects, including former SHO Amanullah Marwat and Shoaib alias Shooter are still at large.
Published in The Express Tribune, January 17th, 2019.