The Supreme Court ordered on Tuesday the formation of a new joint investigation team (JIT) in the Naqeebullah killing case and after granting protective bail to the primary accused, former Malir SSP Rao Anwar, ordered him to appear in court on Friday.
The three-member bench, headed by the chief justice, ordered the Islamabad Police not to arrest Anwar and provide him security till the JIT completes its probe. The protective bail has been granted until Friday.
Mehsud, a 27-year-old native of Waziristan, was among three others who were accused of being terrorists and killed by then-Malir SSP in Karachi last month in what was later determined to be a fake encounter. Anwar and his encounter team have since gone into hiding, however, some have been arrested by the police.
The orders of the new JIT and protective bail followed the presentation in court of a letter written by Anwar to the apex court's Human Rights Cell.