KARACHI: Three suspects were nominated on Friday for allegedly carrying out an attack on Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Malir Rao Anwar on Thursday.
An FIR has been lodged against Inspector Azam Mehsud, who is currently suspended, his brother Sherzaman Mehsud and his friend Zubair Mehsud in the Model Colony police station of Karachi.
According to police records, over a dozen cases are registered against Sherzaman, who also has alleged links in the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).
Sherzaman is also charged with accommodating Afghan nationals illegally infiltrating the Pakistan border.
SSP Anwar claimed that Azam had earlier threatened to kill him.
On Thursday, five people were killed and eighteen injured in Malir Halt when SSPAnwar’s armoured personnel carrier (APC) came under attack in a bomb blast.
TTP had claimed it was behind the attack hours after it took place.
The TTP is known to claim attacks which later are owned by other organisations, but Anwar is convinced it was the TTP.
The SSP was also involved in last December’s raid on a self-styled seminary, where officers said they rescued students, including children as young as seven chained up in the basement, who said they had been regularly beaten.
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