KARACHI: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Saturday sent former SSP Malir Rao Anwar to jail on judicial remand till May 2 in a case pertaining to the extrajudicial murder of Naqeebullah Mehsud.
Anwar, who surrendered before the Supreme Court last month, was produced before the ATC after expiry of his one-month physical remand.
Police requested the judge to send the sacked police officer and another suspect Shakeel Feroze to jail on judicial remand as their custody was no longer needed for investigation.
Reports say the five-member Joint Investigation Team (JIT), formed on directives of the apex court to inquire into the death of Naqeeb in a fake encounter, has completed the probe.
In his statement to the JIT, the suspended police officer is said to have blamed his two subordinates for the murder in a staged encounter, which caused a wave of anger and protests.
Earlier, Anwar had expressed his lack of trust over the JIT constituted to investigate the killing of Naqeebullah Mehsud, 27, in a ‘fake’ police encounter led by him in Karachi.— INP