News @ 3 – 28th January 2018

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KARACHI: Sindh Home Department and Police have sought assistance from authorities in other provinces of the country to make their efforts in arrest of under-fire cop Rao Anwar amidst the court orders to arrest him within three days.

According to sources, Sindh government has asked the Inspector General of Police (IGPs), Railways and Airport officials of three provinces in writing to help the provincial government in making arrest of Anwar, who has recently went in hiding.

The passport and CNIC copies of the suspended cop have also been dispatched along with the letter seeking assistance from other provinces, sources said.

Moreover, the authorities have blocked airport entry passes – a certificate issued to government employees – of 13 other police personnel involved in the ‘fake’ encounter, claiming lives of three alleged terrorists including 27-year-old Naqeebullah Mehsud from South Waziristan.

In the 15-page report, the inquiry committee investigating Naqeebullah Mehsud’s ‘extrajudicial killing’ had declared Naqeebullah innocent and rejected the claims made by suspended SSP Malir Rao Anwar in light of the evidences.

The report asserted that Naqeebullah alongside two other men named Qasim and Hazrat Ali were picked up by policemen in plain clothes on January 3.

The other two men were set free after three days on January 6 after giving bribes to the officers on demand for their safe release. The men have now become eye-witnesses in the case and documented their statements before the inquiry committee, the probing committee stated in its report.

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