Naqeebullah murder case: Rao Anwar’s bail plea accepted, will be out soon


Staff report

An anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) Karachi has accepted bail plea of the former SSP Malir Rao Anwar, the prime accused in Naqeebullah Mehsood murder case.

The court has directed him to file surety bonds in the sum of rupees one million.
Counsels for Anwar took the plea that his client was not present on the occasion at the time of alleged fake police encounter and he was being implicated in the case without any reason.
ATC had reserved judgment on July 5 following the completion of arguments which was announced on Tuesday.
However, the co-accused in this case including SHO Aman Ullah and Shoaib Shooter are still at large.
According to the sources, Anwar is likely to be released in this case on completion of legal formalities.
Declaring him innocent Anwar said “I will tell everything on opportune time that who got him implicated in the case.

Talking to media outside the ATC following acceptance of his bail plea he said, “I have been saying from the very first day I am innocent. I was involved in the case on ill-intent and the case was spoiled.
He further said that his innocence has been proved as out of the 99 witnesses, not a single one has testified against him. “I was not present on the scene,” Anwar added. He also vowed to disclose the names of those involved in the case at right time.

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