Rao Anwar barred from traveling to Dubai, ex-SSP denies reports

Rao Anwar barred from traveling to Dubai, ex-SSP denies reports

ISLAMABAD: Former Malir Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Rao Anwar was offloaded from plane at Benazir Bhutto International Airport while trying to flee to Dubai on Tuesday.

As per details, the security personnel deplaned him when he was trying to flee to Dubai via private airlines flight EK-653.

According to Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), the former SSP was not arrested.

On the other hand, Rao Anwar denied report of fleeing abroad, saying he is present at his house in Karachi.

On Monday, former Malir SSP refused to appear before the investigating team formed to probe Naqeebullah Mehsud killing.

While raising doubts on the investigating team, Rao Anwar said that he decided not to appear before the probe team saying he had no hope of getting justice. I will face cases, he added.

Anwar also alleged that a propaganda was being perpetuated against him, and dismissed the allegation that he unlawfully held people under his custody.

Previously, he was removed from his post after the investigating committee found the 27-year-old Naqeebullah Mehsud to be innocent. The probe committee had declared SSP Rao Anwar’s allegations against Naqeebullah baseless and stated that there was no proof found of Naqeebullah being a terrorist.

The committee had recorded the statements of 19 officials of the Shah Latif police. The officials, in their statements, stated that the Shah Latif SHO had ordered them to reach the site of the incident. “The terrorists had been killed when we reached the place. We did not make the entry in haste,” he said. Moreover, seven officials apprised the high-ranking officials of the facts.

The committee has also decided to investigate the close aides of Rao Anwaar.