Rao Anwaar, former SSP Malir, said that he will be proven innocent in the Naqeebullah murder case.

He was speaking to media persons outside the Anti-terrorism Court in Karachi after appearing before the court. 

"Record is available that proves that I neither caught Naqeebullah nor killed him," he said. 

He told, "I have been nominated in the wrong case," adding that the case was planted and a result of mere professional jealousy against him.   

Moreover, Anwaar claimed that his phone number mentioned in the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) report was incorrect. He further added that records of the phone number mentioned in the report show it was used in Karachi on March 21, while he was in Islamabad for a Supreme Court hearing on the said date.

After lawyers representing Naqeebullah’s father Khan Muhammad failed to appear for today's hearing, the court gave them the final chance to present their arguments.

The hearing was then adjourned till July 4.

Anwaar along with his 11 subordinates are accused of killing Naqeebullah Mehsud, a shopkeeper and an aspiring model, and three others during a fake encounter in Karachi’s Malir area earlier in the year.