Supreme Court prevents the arrest of Rao Anwar unless a new JIT completes its probe

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court of Pakistan has ordered to form a new Joint Investigation Team(JIT) in Naqeebullah Murder case, as the three-member bench, headed by the Chief Justice of Pakistan Saqib Nisar, ordered police not to arrest Rao Anwar and provide him security  unless a new JIT completes its probe, as the prime accused and former SSP Rao Anwar could not been traced down by the Sindh police, which also had sought help from the intelligence agencies.

Advertisement

The Court also granted protective bail to Rao Anwar, according to Media reports.

On Tuesday, the Court also ordered that Anwar to be presented before the court by Friday, as the apex court also observed that deposed Rao Anwar still posses the right of bail, newsone reported.

Interestingly in the new JIT members of intelligence agencies Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) and an official of the Intelligence Bureau will be part of the proceedings.

Earlier today, Sindh Police Inspector General A.D. Khowaja aslo appeared in front of the court, as the hearing commenced.

Naqeebullah Mehsood, a native from South Waziristan was allegedly killed by “encounter specialist” Rao Anwar and his team in Karachi; however the police inquiry committee found Naqeebullah to be innocent and dismissed the claims made by Rao Anwar that the deceased was a proscribed terrorist of TTP.

Since then, Law Enforcement Agencies could not trace down the whereabouts of Rao Anwar, as  he has  gone missing from the city,  also allegedly attempting to fly away Dubai, which was foiled by FIA authorities, last month.

Naqeebullah Mehsood was killed last month in January, which sparked outcry in the social media demanding arrest of the culprits involved in Naqeebullah’s murder.

Advertisement