An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) declared former Station House Officer (SHO) Shoaib Shooter a Proclaimed Offender in a kidnapping case here Wednesday.
The ATC declared former SHO Shoaib Shooter an absconder during the hearing for a kidnapping-for-ransom case. The investigation officer for the case told the Court that Shoaib demanded Rs 600,000 as ransom after kidnapping a Karachi resident named Sharif.
However, the accused did not release Sharif despite having collected the said ransom. Shoaib is regarded as a close aide of former Malir SSP Rao Anwar, who himself has gone into hiding after a JIT team held him responsible for a staged encounter of Naqeebullah Mehsud.
The Sindh High Court is already hearing a petition requesting action for missing Sharif. After issuing non-bailable arrest warrants for Shoaib Shooter, the Court adjourned the hearing till April 8.
Earlier, the Supreme Court sought an in-camera briefing from Inspector General (IG) Sindh regarding former SSP Rao Anwar who has not yet been traced by Law enforcement agencies.
The three-judge Bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar ordered an in-camera briefing of the Islamabad Airport CCTV footage at the Karachi Registry on March 16.
Anwar is wanted for the extra-judicial killing of Naqeebullah Mehsud in an alleged staged encounter. The Bench questioned whether Anwar is under political shelter.
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