ATC Judge angry over the absence of prosecutor in Naqeebullah Murder case

KARACHI: Former SSP Rao Anwar and his subordinates, who have been detained in a case pertaining to the extrajudicial killing of Naqeebullah Mehsud, were presented before a Karachi anti-terrorism court for an in-camera session on Saturday.

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The main prosecutor, however, did not show up for the hearing, at which the judge hearing the case expressed severe displeasure.

Anwar, 11 of his subordinates and 14 absconders are accused of abducting the Waziristan native shopkeeper and aspiring model Naqeebullah for ransom and later killing him, along with three other detainees, in a staged encounter in Karachi’s Malir area on January 13.

“This trail is to be held in open court; holding an in-camera session is against the law,” the lawyer objected.

The case has been adjourned until May 28.

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