On January 13, Naqeebullah Mehsud was fatally shot during a raid on a ‘terrorist hideout’ in an ‘encounter’ at Shah Latif town in Karachi, according to police sources.
Relatives of the 27-year-old South Waziristan native, however, claim that he was abducted from his fabric outlet on January 3, and later shot in an ‘extra judicial murder’.
Pertaining orders from Sindh Home Minister Sohail Anwar Siyal on Thursday, IG Sindh AD Khawaja established a committee consisting of Inspector General Police (IGP) Counter-terrorism Department (CTD) Sanaullah Abbasi, DIG South and East to probe the alleged ‘encounter’.
SSP Rao Anwar presented evidences related to Naqeebullah’s criminal record before the committee, which are being reviewed by the board.
Talking to the media, Anwar reiterated his stance saying that the 27-year-old was ‘100 percent a terrorist.’
Naqeeb’s ‘encounter’ has caused a public uproar with demonstrations across various parts of the country. People have also voiced their anger on social media, demanding immediate reforms in the policing system and justice for Naqeeb.
#PoliceNeedsReforms remained a leading trend on Twitter as users demanded an overhaul in police system.
#JusticeForNaqib was also among the leading trends.