My husband confessed under duress, wife of alleged 'RAW agent' tells SHC

Petitioner says husband was subjected to torture; forced to make confessional statement at Rao Anwar press conference

Naeem Sahoutara May 06, 2015

KARACHI: The family of a Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) worker, Rehan Tahir, has requested the Sindh High Court (SHC) to order an inquiry into his confessional statement regarding his association with Indian intelligence agency, RAW.

Najma Tahir, wife of the suspect, petitioned the court against the Sindh home secretary, IG police, SSP Rao Anwar and others.

The petitioner said law enforcers had arrested him near MukkaChowk in the surroundings of Azizabad on February 24. Later, however, SSP Rao said that they had arrested her husband on April 30. The police officer claimed that Tahir was associated with the Indian spy agency, RAW. Police claimed the RAW had trained the MQM worker to carry out criminal activities in Karachi.

Read: Dangerous liaisons: RAW trains MQM workers for unrest in Karachi, says SSP

However, Tahir's wife alleged that her husband was subjected to torture in custody and forced to make a confessional statement before the media during Anwar’s press conference.

Read: IG Sindh suspends SSP Malir Rao Anwar after controversial press briefing

Najma has requested the court to order medical examination of the suspect to prove the torture he suffered. She has sought an inquiry into the confessional statement of Tahir regarding his association with RAW.

The trial court has already remanded Rehan Tahir to the custody of law enforcers for interrogation till May 13.


kulwant singh | 6 years ago | Reply If SSP Rao Anwar is handed over to Police even he will confess that he is a RAW agent that is why the case fails in the courts.
syed & syed | 6 years ago | Reply He will remain in custody till at least 13th may which is long time to get any statement from him. Believe me if Zardari is handed over to police custody he will confess killing BB and Murtaza and many more revelations. It is Court to decide not Rao Anwar. Rao himself a suspicious creature.
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