KARACHI: The youth shot by Rangers personnel in Karachi on Wednesday was unarmed at the time of his shooting and was left to bleed on the ground, newly released footage revealed on Thursday.
New footage shows a man taking Sarfaraz Shah to a Rangers vehicle parked inside Benazir Bhutto Park. Shah is confronted by a Rangers personnel who points his rifle at him, he is heard saying ‘I am desperate’. He is then surrounded by at least five of the Rangers personnel after which he is shot in the leg by the person who had pointed his rifle at him earlier. The footage shows him bleeding on the ground and asking the Rangers personnel to take him to the hospital, with no help or movement towards him.
Three First Information Reports (FIR) have been filed at the Boat Basin Police Station. Two of the FIRs (No. 225 and 226) have been filed naming Sarfaraz Shah as a bandit. A third FIR was filed naming two Rangers personnel, Afzal and Shahid Zafar.
Express 24/7 correspondent, Ahmed Jung reported that no arrests have been made at the Boat Basin Police Station and there is a possibility that the Rangers personnel might have been detained at Rangers headquarters.
Sindh Information Minister Sharjeel Memon, speaking in Sindh Assembly, said all five Rangers personnel involved in the incident have been arrested.
The Director General Rangers has also said that the culprits will be punished.
Initially, the police and Rangers had claimed that they were informed that a dacoit had held a family hostage in Benazir Bhutto Park. The security personnel claimed that they went inside the park and asked the man to surrender. When he refused to do so, the Rangers shot at him in retaliation. Shah was injured and died after reaching Jinnah Hospital, security personnel said.
Shah was the brother of Salik Shah, a reporter of Samaa TV.