KARACHI: The family of Naqeebullah Mehsud, who was killed in a fake in counter in the city, expects a strong punishment for the accused, Rao Anwar, as he is due to appear in the anti-terrorism court today.
While talking to the media on Thursday, counsel for the elders of Mehsud tribe, Pir Rehman Mehsud, said the chief justice of Pakistan has played a pivotal role in Naqeebullah’s murder case.
Pir Rehman added they were satisfied with the way the court was taking the case forward and expected the accused to be dealt with an iron fist when he appears in the court.
After being arrested from outside the Supreme Court a day earlier, the suspended SSP was brought to Karachi.
Two armoured personnel carriers transported the arrested police officer to the Malir Cantonment Police Station.
Sindh Additional IG Aftab Pathan also accompanied the arrested official who arrived from Islamabad through a private airline’s flight (NL-126) on Wednesday.
A heavy contingent of the police force and Rangers was deployed at Jinnah International Airport in Karachi to secure the premises. Malir SSP Adeel Chandio, along with other police officials, was present at Karachi airport.
Anwar was named an accused in the extrajudicial murder case of 27-year-old Naqeebullah and three others who were killed in a fake police encounter in Karachi on January 13 on Anwar’s orders.