SHC directs trial court to decide Naqeebullah murder case in three months
KARACHI: On Friday, the Sindh High Court (SHC) dismissed bail petitions from the accused police officers identified in the murder case of Naqeebullah Mehsud, reported media sources.
The SHC has confirmed the previously reserved decision, after hearing arguments from both sides.
In this case, police officers namely Allahyar, Nazuk, Shakeel Feroze and others obtained bails from the SHC. In its decision, the SHC ordered the court to pass a verdict in the case within three months
The ATC granted bail to former SSP Malir Rao Anwar on July 11, 2018 against a Rs 1 million protection guarantee.
The Supreme Court, however, turned down Anwar’s appeal, seeking to remove his name from the Exit Control List (ECL).
A supreme court bench led by Pakistan’s former chief justice Mian Saqib Nisar had dismissed the appeal for the former cop. Rao Anwar claimed that four members of the defunct Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) were shot dead at an encounter near Shah Latif Town in Karachi.
Family members of one of the suspects killed, Naqeebullah Mehsud, believed he had been killed in a fake encounter, which caused widespread public outrage.