ISLAMABAD - Karachi police on Tuesday raided the residence of SSP Malir Rao Anwar in Sector F-10/4 in Islamabad after he was declared wanted/absconder in connection with the alleged extrajudicial killing of Naqeebullah Mehsud in Karachi.

He was not present at the house, however. Islamabad police assisted the Karachi police in locating the absconding police officer. A notice was pasted up on the door of Rao’s residence which read: “Legal Procedure under CrPC, Anwar Ahmed Khan @ Rao Anwar, son of Nisar Ahmed Khan, wanted in case FIR No. 40/2018 u/s 365, 302, 344, 109, 34/PPC read with 7-ATA of police station Sachal Karachi. For any information/valuable clue contact: Abid Hussain Qaimkhani, SSP Investigation, Malir”.

A day earlier, the Karachi police reported its arrival in the capital city with the Shalimar Police Station.

Anwar is wanted in the killing Naqeebullah Mehsud in an alleged police encounter a few weeks back. He also made a failed attempt to leave the country from Islamabad airport but was stopped by the immigration authorities. Since then, he has gone into hiding.

MAN HELD FOR ANNOUNCING HEAD MONEY

Agencies add: Police arrested a man who allegedly involved in announcing head money of Rs 5 million for Rao Anwar.

According to detail, police personnel of Sachal police station Karachi and Rawalpindi Sadiqabad police personnel have arrested a man from Pirwadhai in Rawalpindi who was allegedly involved in announcing head money of Rs 5 million for Rao Anwar.

Sources said that accused Saleem Jaffar uploaded the announcement on social media. Later case has been registered against him.

RIAZ DENIES LENDING

ANY HELP TO RAO

Founder and Chairman of Bahria Town Malik Riaz Hussain denied rumours of his planes being used by Rao Anwaar to flee the country, in a video message released on Tuesday. “I want to say under oath that I have two aeroplanes since the past eight years and Rao Anwar has not even used them once,” the property magnate said, adding he neither ever did anything that was against the law, nor supported unlawful activities.

“I am as sorrowful about Naqeebullah’s [killing] as his parents, his brothers, his family, and every Pakistani.

He is like my own son, and I have always loved God’s creation,” he said.