KARACHI: In a video message, former Malir Senior Superintendent Police (SSP) Rao Anwar has said that the United States would have to apologise from him if he was not proven guilty in extra-judicial murders of innocent people in Karachi and its suburban areas.
The US has blacklisted ex-Malir SSP for allegedly murdering more than 400 people in staged police encounters.
According to a statement issued by the US Treasury Department, during Anwars’s tenure as the Senior Superintendent of Police in Malir district, he was reportedly responsible for staging several fake encounters and was involved in more than 190 police encounters that resulted in the death of over 400 people, including Naqeebullah Mehsud.
Anwar also helped to lead a police network and criminals that were allegedly responsible for extortion, land gabbing, narcotics and murder, the statement said further.
Rao Anwar said America, despite being a superpower, had blamed him exactly the same what conspirators against him had been saying. “I was a SSP of a police force and we fight terrorists.”
Hinting at his involvement in extra-judicial killings in hundreds of cases, he said none of them had filed a case against him alleging him that he had killed someone in greed for something or in a fake encounter. “There’s no complaint even after passage of two years of my removal from the post,” he boasted.
The suspended police officer said if there’s nothing as such then America would have to apologise or prove it.
“I should be shot to death at the corner of the street if I have made contact with even a single criminal element and if this is not true then America would have to seek apology,” he said.
Rao Anwar said he would file a case against America in Washington through his lawyer and write a letter to their embassy also.
He said America was diverting attention from Kashmir issue through such acts.