Eyewitnesses identify three cops in Naqeebullah murder case

KARACHI: Three policemen arrested on the charges of killing Naqeebullah Mehsood in a fake encounter were identified by two eyewitnesses before Judicial Magistrate Malir.

Assistant Sub Inspector Allahyar, head constable Mohammad Iqbal and Arshad Ali were successfully identified by two eyewitnesses who were reportedly picked up by the suspended SSP Malir Rao Anwar’s team along with Naqeebullah. Later, the duo were released but Naqeebullah were gunned down in staged encounter

The judicial magistrate conducted the identification parade after completing all legal formalities.

The policemen arrested on January 27 were lined up along with dummy accused and the witnesses were asked to identify them one by one. Both the witnesses successfully picked up three policemen, informing the court that they were amongst those who involved in the fake encounter.

The case was registered at Sachal police station under sections 302 (premeditated murder, 365 (kidnapping or abducting with intent secretly and wrongfully to confine person), 344 (wrongful confinement for ten or more days), 109 (punishment of abetment if the act abetted committed in consequence and where no express provision is made for its punishment) and 34 (common intention of the Pakistan Penal Code) read with Section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act, 1997.