Former SSP Rao Anwar lands into hot waters

Former SSP Rao Anwar lands into hot waters

KARACHI: Former SSP Rao Anwar, prime suspect in the Naqeebullah Mehsud fake encounter case, lands into trouble as a complaint has been filed in the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Monday.

The complaint was lodged by Naqeebullah’s father through his counsel, Faisal Siddiqui, at the office of Sindh Director-General NAB Mohammad Altaf Bawani. The complaint asked the anti-graft watchdog to launch an inquiry into acquisition of assets beyond means.

Citing a total of 74 trips to Dubai since 2012, the complainant has also accused Anwar of money laundering. “It is incomprehensible for an officer with a maximum salary of Rs113,772 to be able to afford as many trips,” reads the complaint.

“It is clear that the aforementioned trips have been financed through assets acquired beyond means and in order to launder money,” alleged the complaint filed to NAB.

Noting that acquiring assets or pecuniary resources disproportionate to the known sources of income is an offence under Section 9(v) of NAB Ordinance 1999 and money laundering is an offence under Section 3 of Anti-Money Laundering Act 2010, Naqeebullah’s father requested the bureau to launch an inquiry into Anwar’s finances.

In his letter, the father of the slain Waziristan native gave a brief history of at least 444 encounters by the Sindh Police during the tenure of the former SSP. Citing a summary maintained by the police, he said Anwar has a history of conducting extra-judicial murder.