KARACHI: The alleged killer of over 400 people, former SSP Rao Anwar is a free man as an anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Friday granted bail to him in a case involving the registration of a ‘fake’ FIR over possession of explosives and illegal weapons.
The ATC had reserved its verdict on Anwar’s bail plea on July 17 and announced on Friday. The court ordered Anwar to submit surety bonds worth Rs1 million.
Last week, the ATC granted bail to Anwar in the Naqeebullah Mehsud murder case while approving the former SSP Malir’s bail plea the court had directed him to submit Rs1 million in bail bonds.
Anwar facing trial before the ATC for allegedly killing Naqib Mehsud, a shopkeeper and aspiring model from South Waziristan, and three others in a staged encounter on January 13 in Malir.
He is also facing a case for registering a fake FIR against Mehsud. Mehsud’s father has expressed a lack of confidence in the ATC judge hearing the murder case while his counsels have claimed repeatedly that the controversial police officer was awarded special treatment as he did not spend a single day behind bars following his arrest.