Three absconders surrender in Naqeeb murder case

Published November 16, 2018
Naqeebullah Mehsud.— Photo Courtesy: Facebook
Naqeebullah Mehsud.— Photo Courtesy: Facebook

KARACHI: An antiterrorism court on Thursday granted interim pre-arrest bail to three former policemen, who were absconding in a case pertaining to killing of an aspiring Waziristan model Naqeebullah Mehsud and three others in an alleged ‘staged’ encounter in January.

The suspects — former assistant sub-inspectors (SI) Mohammad Anar and Khair Mohammad and former head constable (HC) Faisal Mehmood — surrendered before the trial court after obtaining protective bail from the Sindh High Court’s Hyderabad circuit bench.

Defence counsel Abid Zaman argued that his clients wanted to join the trial, but the court had issued non-bailable warrants for their arrest. Therefore, they apprehended their arrest in the case and pleaded to admit their interim bail.

Allowing the request, the ATC-III, which is hearing the matter in the judicial complex inside the central prison, granted them interim bail against a surety bond of Rs200,000 each and issued a notice to the prosecutor for Nov 19.

Then SSP Malir Rao Anwar and then DSP Qamar Ahmed Shaikh along with their around 10 detained and 14 absconding subordinates have been booked in the cases of allegedly killing four men in a fake shoot-out in Shah Latif Town on Jan 13 and foisting fake recoveries of illicit arms and explosives on the victims.

Published in Dawn, November 16th, 2018

Opinion

Intolerance grows
Updated 18 Oct 2021

Intolerance grows

Failure to pass the bill undermines the writ of the state, highlights its inability to guarantee citizens’ protection and freedom.
Moral panic
Updated 18 Oct 2021

Moral panic

If conflation of culture with religion is taken as true, there is mounting evidence that society has gone closer to such roots.
Challenges amid discord
Updated 18 Oct 2021

Challenges amid discord

Institutional disharmony and polarised politics are impeding efforts to address the country’s challenges.
Climate & youth
Updated 17 Oct 2021

Climate & youth

Disillusionment and anxiety are on the rise among youth as they confront the diminishing prospects of a better tomorrow.

Editorial

Financial troubles
Updated 18 Oct 2021

Financial troubles

Growing trade gap is fuelling the current account deficit and bringing the already meagre foreign exchange reserves under stress.
18 Oct 2021

Complaint portal

IN a ruling on Thursday, the Mingora bench of the Peshawar High Court held that the Prime Minister’s Performance...
18 Oct 2021

Capital’s master plan

IT is encouraging that on Thursday, the restructured commission formed by the federal cabinet to revise ...
Carnage in Kandahar
Updated 17 Oct 2021

Carnage in Kandahar

Pakistan’s anti-extremism policy is in many ways half-baked and inconsistent.
17 Oct 2021

Sanctity of contracts

PAKISTAN is facing yet another international dispute before the International Centre for Settlement of Investment...
17 Oct 2021

New sports policy

THIS week, the Pakistan Football Federation Normalisation Committee chief Haroon Malik was in Zurich to hold ...