ISLAMABAD- The deadline given to the Inspector General Police (IGP) Sindh for arresting of suspended SSP Rao Anwar by the Supreme Court has ended today while the accused remains at large.

Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Saturday expressed anger over the absence of former SSP Malir Rao Anwar, the key accused, in Naqeebullah killing case and gave a deadline for his arrest.

A three-member bench, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar and comprising Justice Gulzar and Justice Faisal Arab took up the Suo Motu case regarding the murder of Waziristan youth Naqeebullah Mehsud during a “staged police encounter”.

Ensure Rao Anwar’s arrest in 3 days, CJP orders police in Naqeebullah case

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.

The relatives of the deceased have claimed that he was abducted by plain-clothed officials from Gul Sher Agha Hotel in Sohrab Goth on January 3 and then murdered in an extrajudicial encounter.

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