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Naqeebullah homicide case strikes in direction of remaining stage

KARACHI: The Anti-Terrorism Court docket (ATC) is prone to reserve its judgment within the Naqeebullah homicide case because the defence wrapped up its arguments on Friday, whereas the prosecution was directed to current its remaining arguments.

Naqeebullah Mehsud, a younger aspiring vogue mannequin from Waziristan space of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, was killed on January 13, 2018 in Karachi throughout a pretend encounter allegedly staged by then SSP Malir District Rao Anwar.

As per sources, it has been learnt that Rao Anwar and others appeared earlier than ATC No. 16 in Central Jail’s Anti-Terrorism Advanced. Aamir Mansoob Advocate, the counsel for Anwar mentioned that he wished to attract the court docket’s consideration to an important matter.

The prosecution has not two however 4 eyewitnesses, named Muhammad Qasim, Hazrat Ali, Sharoob Khan, and Humayun, who’ve already recorded their statements. Naqeebullah, together with Qasim and Ali, had been kidnapped from Agha Sher Resort. The prosecution claims that Naqeebullah was kidnapped on January 4, whereas one of many eyewitnesses, named Humayun, mentioned that the incident came about on January 3. Humayun additionally didn’t point out presence of Rao Anwar in his assertion.

The defence counsel pleaded earlier than the court docket that because of this discrepancy, the case made by the prosecution should be rejected.

Advocate Aamir claimed that Naqeebullah, whose actual title was Naseemullah, was a terrorist. Naqeebullah’s name information document reveals he was current at Al-Asif Sq., in Sohrab Goth, on January 4 until 4:30 am, whereas the prosecution claims that he was kidnapped on 2:30 am on January 4. “How is that this even potential?”

Some social staff mentioned of their statements that native residents approached them to inform the entire story. The social activists informed them that they’d go the subsequent day to safe their launch.

“Based on the statements of the 2 witnesses they had been launched on January 5, then whose launch they’d safe on January 6,” the defence lawyer mentioned whereas elevating a query.

Anwar’s counsel mentioned that the CDR proves that his shopper was neither at Agha Sher Resort nor on the place the place the “encounter” had taken place. When the prosecution didn’t get Naqeebullah’s CDR, how would they show Anwar was current on the spot?

Advocate Aamir argued that as per the cell phone areas his shopper entered Malir, Sector 3, at 2:41p.m. and Malir, Sector 2, at 3:24p.m. the place the encounter had taken place, whereas as per the prosecution, the encounter occurred between 3pm to three:20pm. The precise location can’t be ascertained and not using a locator, he mentioned.

About one other essential prosecution witness, he submitted that Sharoob Khan mentioned in his assertion that he had turn out to be pals with Naqeebullah on Fb. Nevertheless, in keeping with Sharoob’s assertion, he doesn’t know learn how to use Fb as a result of he doesn’t have a smartphone and doesn’t actually have a Fb account.

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