Rao Anwar gets bail in Naqeebullah Mehsud murder case

Suspended senior police officer Rao Anwar was granted bail on Tuesday in the high-profile murder case of Waziristan native Naqeebullah Mehsud after his counsel argued that he had neither arrested the victim nor taken part in any fake encounter.Mehsud, 27, and three other men — Muhammad Ishaque, Muhammad Sabir and Nazar Jan — were killed in a staged police encounter in Shah Latif Town in District Malir on January 13 this year. Anwar, was Malir SSP when the gruesome extrajudicial murders took place, was granted bail for Rs1 million by an anti-terrorism court (ATC). The ruling on his bail plea had been reserved by the ATC on July 5.He is facing another case pertaining to charges of possession of illegal arms and explosive material, and he cannot be released unless he obtains bail in that case too. As many as 11 other cops are being tried in the Mehsud murder case. The trial court will hear the bail pleas of the detained companions of Anwar on July 16. The hearing of the…

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