Pakistan

ISLAMABAD- Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Mian Saqib Nisar has taken a suo motu notice over the ‘encounter’ of Naqeebullah Mehsud in Shah Latif Town of Karachi.

The chief justice Friday summoned a report from the Sindh police chief in seven days.

On January 12, a police encounter took place in Shah Latif Town of Karachi under the supervision of Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Malir Rao Anwar. During this shoot-out, four alleged members of banned outfit Tahreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) were killed. Amongst these four alleged terrorists was 27-years-old Naseemullah, alias Naqeeb Mehsud.

Ever since his killing, disputed claims have emerged from his family that Naqeeb was abducted on 3rd January and his killing is extrajudicial. These claims have caused a social media uproar.

After the social media uproar against the ‘extrajudicial encounter’ of Naqeeb, Chairman PPP Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has ordered an inquiry into the case as more details pointing towards mysterious circumstances emerge.

Upon Bilawal’s direction, Sindh’s Home Miniter Sohail Anwar Siyal has appointed DIG Police South Zone, Karachi, to conduct an inquiry into the matter and to submit findings within 15 days.

Mysterious case of Naqeeb Mehsud, the alleged terrorist killed in a police ‘encounter’

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Malir Rao Anwar on Friday appeared before the inquiry committee.

SSP Rao Anwar appears before probe team in Naqeeb killing case

According to the reports, Rao Anwaar has submitted the ‘criminal record’ of Naqeebulla, an alleged terrorist killed in the police encounter on January 12, before the probing committee.

SSP Rao Anwar submits Naqeebullah’s ‘criminal record’ to inquiry committee