Former Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Rao Anwar, who faces allegations of fake police encounters, says he will challenge the United States’ blacklisting action in court.
Rao Anwar has released a video statement stating that he will file a case in the US with the help of a lawyer.
Rao Anwar said that the US will have to prove the charges imposed on me or apologize.
On the eve of the International Day of Human Rights, the US Treasury imposed economic sanctions on 18 people from six different countries, including Rao Anwar.
According to the statement, the former SSP Rao Anwar, who has been posted in Karachi’s Malir district for a long time, has been banned for serious human rights violations.
According to US officials, Rao Anwar has been directly or indirectly responsible for serious human rights abuses.
The statement said that Rao Anwar was responsible for several alleged fake police encounters and Rao Anwar conducted 190 alleged fake police encounters in which 400 people, including Naqibullah Mehsud, were killed.
The statement accused Rao Anwar for land grabbing, drug and assisting killers.
According to the US Treasury Department, Rao Anwar was allegedly involved in kidnapping, land grabbing, drugs and murder.
After the announcement of the ban, the assets of those 18 people in the United States will be frozen, while US citizens will not be able to trade with these individuals.
It may be recalled that before the Naqibullah assassination, Rao Anwar was also accused of fake police encounters. However, after the Naqibullah incident, the issue was raised by political and non-governmental organizations at the national level.
— BOL NETWORK (@BOLNETWORK) December 11, 2019