KARACHI: Suspended SSP Malir Rao Anwar is certain about being proven innocent in the murder case of Naqeebullah Mehsud, whom he is charged for killing in a fake encounter in the city.
Anwar and his subordinates are accused of staging an encounter in Karachi where they killed the 27-year-old Naqeebullah, a shopkeeper and aspiring model, and three others.
While speaking to journalists in the anti-terrorism court (ATC) Thursday, Anwar said record was present that showed he neither caught Naqeebullah nor killed him.
The suspended SSP said no evidence was available against him and believed that he has been nominated in the wrong case.
Further talking about the case, Anwar said his phone number mentioned in the Joint Investigation Team report was wrong. He added that records of the phone number mentioned in the report showed it was used it Karachi on March 21, while he was in Islamabad for a Supreme Court hearing on the said date.
He also said that even the person who set a head money of Rs5 million on him was arrested.
Anwar was referring to the man called Saleem Jaffar from Rawalpindi who reportedly announced a head money on him and posted the announcement on social media, but was later arrested and a case was registered against him.
Earlier on Thursday, the hearing on Naqeebullah murder case in ATC was adjourned till July 4 due to absence of lawyers representing the deceased’s father Khan Muhammad.
The court also gave the last chance to the lawyers of Naqeebullah’s father to present their arguments.