An eyewitness filed an undertaking before an anti-terrorism court on Monday retracting his earlier statement against former senior superintendent of police Rao Anwar and his subordinates regarding their involvement in the extrajudicial killing of Naqeebullah Mehsud and three others in a ‘fake’ encounter.

The former SSP and his 10 detained subordinates and around 15 absconding officers are accused of abducting Naseemullah, better known as Naqeebullah Mehsud, for ransom and killing him with three other detainees in a staged encounter in Malir on Jan 13.

On Monday, head constable Shahzada Jahangir, whom the investigating officer had listed among eyewitnesses of the alleged extrajudicial killings of the four men, submitted an affidavit before ATC-II.

He swore on oath that he was not present at the place of the incident on Jan 13. He maintained that he was posted at Memon Goth on Feb 10, but he joined his duty on Feb 12.