SC grants Rao Anwar protective bail, orders to appear in court on Friday

13 Feb, 2018 4:22 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) on Tuesday granted protective bail to former Malir Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Rao Anwar in the extra-judicial killing case of Naqeebullah Mehsud and directed him to appear in court on Friday.

A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Mian Saqib Nisar heard the case at the Islamabad registry.

During the proceedings, Sindh Inspector General of Police (IGP) AD Khawaja appeared before the court and said that a committee was formed for the arrest of the former SSP, adding that the Intelligence Bureau (IB) cannot trace the Whatsapp location.

The CJP showed a letter to Sindh IG written by Rao Anwar to the apex court seeking justice and claiming his innocence. Anwar also confirmed in the letter that Naqeebullah was innocent.

Justice Saqib Nisar remarked that the court will form an independent Joint Investigation Team (JIT) and ordered the former officer to appear before the court in the next hearing on Friday after granting him protective bail.

The CJP directed that a brigadier-rank official of the Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) and an official of the Intelligence Bureau will be part of the JIT.

The court later adjourned the haring till Friday.

 

 

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