KOTRI: Four policemen were remanded for three days into police custody for the alleged murder of Taj Muhammad Solangi on Monday. The accused policemen, including the Bhan Saeedabad SHO, Muhammad Ali Lashari, were arrested on orders by Hyderabad DIG Sanaullah Abbasi in the murder case of the Sindh United Party’s (SUP) worker. The deceased was reportedly killed in an “encounter” in Pir Shakh area, Jamshoro. Solangi’s mother, Lal Khatoon, requested a judge to register a case against Pakistan Peoples Party’s leader Hajan Shah, former taluka nazim Sikandar Rahupoto, Jamshoro SP Farrukh Bashir, and ASP Sajid Mir, accusing that her son was brutally tortured and killed on their orders. A case has also been registered against 50 workers of the SUP, including the information secretary, Roshan Buriro, Asghar Solangi and Amir Bux Khushk, for damaging public property during the strike on Friday in different cities. No arrests have been made as yet. The remand was decided by the Jamshoro additional district and sessions judge.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 25th, 2012.