KARACHI - The Sindh police failed to arrest the ‘vanished’ former Malir SSP Rao Anwar and his police team involved in extrajudicial killings as three days deadline given by the Supreme Court also ended on Tuesday.

Police high-ups were unable to give any new time frame for the arrest of SSP Anwar and his team.

The Supreme Court had ordered on Saturday and giving 72 hours deadline ahead of the arrest of SSP Anwar and his team charged in a murder case of Naseemullah alias Naqeebullah in a fake encounter in Shah Latif Town area of the city. Though the Sindh police failed to arrest him within a given deadline, IGP Sindh Allah Dino Khawaja said that no time frame could be given about his arrest.

Meanwhile, family of Muhammad Ishaq, the other suspected militant killed along with Naseemullah alias Naqeebullah Mehsud in a controversial police shootout in Shah Latif Town on January 13, has submitted an application to the police on Tuesday for registration a murder case against former District Malir SSP Rao Anwar and his team for killing their loved one in a fake encounter.

Muhammad Yousuf, younger brother of suspected militant Ishaq, was among the family members reached Karachi on Tuesday.

He said that the family had submitted an application for registration of murder case against SSP Anwar and his team. He said that Ishaq was taken into custody on November 11, 2016 from a seminary at his hometown Bahawalpur, Punjab and since then he was on missing. He said that Ishaq was a teacher at a seminary from the last sixteen years from where he was taken into custody and later disappeared. He said that the family wanted to register a case to get a justice as inquiry committee has already declared their killings in a fake encounter.

The family has taken a shelter at a Pashtun Qaumi Grand Jirga continued on the tenth consecutive day at Sohrab Goth by Mehsud tribe against the killing of Naqeebullah.

Naqeebullah and Maulvi Ishaq were among four suspected terrorists killed in an ‘exchange of fire’ with a police team led by the then-Malir SSP Rao Anwar on January 13 in Shah Latif Town.

An inquiry committee formed by IGP which also found SSP Anwar and his team guilty after which Anwar and the raiding police party officials went into hiding. Anwar and his associates were also suspended by the government and an FIR was registered against them owing to their no-show and alleged involvement in the case.