Accused of extrajudicial killings, Rao Anwar Ahmed Khan served as senior superintendent of police in the Malir District of Karachi in the Sindh province.
She also opined that there is a need for introducing stronger laws to ensure justice and safety for the vulnerable sections of the society.
Activists appealed to the commission to proactively intervene in cases where the works of Dalit and Adivasi organisations were being obstructed.
The country’s freedom struggle led by Mahatma Gandhi was based on the principles of non-violence, he said and added that it was as much a struggle for Independence as for human rights.
Myanmar's military is accused of leading a brutal campaign in 2017 in Rakhine state against the Rohingya, a mostly Muslim minority whom the Buddhist-dominated nation does not consider citizens.
The NHRC team collected details from the police regarding the number of personnel who took part in the encounter and the weapons used by them.
The petitioner requested the NHRC to investigate the case impartially and take legal action against the culprits and pay compensation to the family members of the deceased.
But Uighurs and other predominantly Muslim ethnic minorities from the region say their family members continue to be arbitrarily detained in camps and prisons.
They also sought to know why the NHRC team arrived now and not when Disha was murdered.
Around 60 tribals, mostly women, and the rights activists Himanshu Kumar, Soni Sori and others approached Basaguda police thana for getting the case registered.
They are likely to question police officials in connection with the case as a part of the preliminary inquiry into the incident.
Post the killings, a team from Gandhi hospital did a preliminary post-mortem examination at the spot of the encounter.
The apex human rights body said the encounter early morning on Friday is a matter of concern.
Ironically, though the State managed to get its own commission after five years of bifurcation, it continues to be headless, with no appointments made to the post of chairperson.
The Uighur Human Rights Policy Act denounces the detention of an estimated 1 million Uighurs, Kazakhs and others in China’s far west Xinjiang region.