Sindh IGP AD Khawaja expressed inability to give a certain date of apprehending Rao Anwar who still remains at large after his arrest orders over the ‘fake encounter’ of a 27-year-old man in Karachi.
The absconding police official is wanted by authorities in connection to the extrajudicial murder of Naqeebullah Mehsud — who along with three others — was killed in an ‘exchange of fire’ with a police team led by Anwar on January 13 in Shah Latif Town, Karachi.
“There is no available mechanism to trace a WhatsApp call,” Khawaja said while addressing the media outside the Supreme Court earlier today.
Anwar, on Tuesday, had contacted Geo New
s through WhatsApp from an undisclosed location and commented on a raid conducted by the capital city police on a property the latter had claimed belongs to the fugitive. He had also declared that he was present in Pakistan.
When asked about Anwar fleeing from the Benazir Bhutto International Airport, the Sindh police chief said the question should be directed to the Capital Territory Police.
“We registered a case and took [the required] steps but I cannot give a certain date of Anwar’s arrest.”
LEAs unable to apprehend absconding officer
The authorities have failed to produce Anwar even after a 72-hour Supreme Court deadline to arrest the wanted official expired on January 30.
Even after the Sindh police chief wrote a letter to intelligence agencies and police departments of all provinces to seek their help in arresting Anwar, the absconder has continues to take the lead in his cat-and-mouse game with the law enforcement authorities (LEAs).
While authorities had claimed that a raid conducted on a house in Islamabad belonged to Rao, the latter, in an exclusive conversation with Geo News from an undisclosed location, had denied ownership of the property.