An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) issued the release orders for the prime suspect in the Naqeebullah encounter cases and former Malir senior superintendent police Rao Anwar in Karachi on Saturday, Express News reported.
The jail authorities will be sent the release orders in both the cases against the accused today.
The directive comes a day after the court granted Anwar’s bail in a case pertaining to the use of illegal arms and explosives in the fake encounter which killed Waziristan native Naqeebullah.
The accused’s counsel had submitted a surety bond of Rs1 million. After formalities are completed, Anwar is expected to be set free soon.
Earlier, the court reserved verdict on the bail application submitted by the five accomplices of Anwar in the Naqeebullah murder case.
Anwar’s lawyer Advocate Amir Mansoob had observed that the investigation officers registered the case without consulting the administrative judge.
Advocate Mansoob had also argued that his client was framed on the basis of ill-intentions.
The case was B-classed but the court never gave a verdict on it, Advocate Mansoob had said, maintaining that when there was no court order terming the case as B-class, and questioned on what basis the investigation officer had registered the case.
ATC reserves verdict on Anwar's bail application