SC Registrar office returns petition against former SSP Rao Anwar
ISLAMABAD: The Registrar office of the Supreme Court returned the petition filed by civil society members, seeking a commission against alleged extra-judicial killings by former superintendent of police (SSP) Rao Anwar along with his police team.
The Registrar Office raised objections that the petitioners did not approach the right forum in this matter.
The Registrar Office stated that the petitioners also failed to state justification for not approaching the right forum.
The petitioners social activist Muhammad Jibran Nasir, Muhammad Khan, Jamshed Raza, Mahmood Aquila Ismail and Nazim Fida Hussain Haji had filed the petition under Article 184 (3) of the Constitution through their lawyer Faisal Siddiqi.
The petitioners made Rao Anwar, Inspector General of Sindh Police (IGP) and the federal government as respondents in the petition.
The petitioners pleaded the court to form a commission, headed by a retired superior court judge to conduct a detailed inquiry on 444 alleged extra-judicial killings by former SSP Rao Anwar and his police team.
The petition also sought to suggest various measures to prevent future extra-judicial killings from taking place.