The police remand of a Rangers’ official, who has been accused of killing a man on June 4 in Shah Faisal Colony, was extended on Tuesday till June 16 by a judicial magistrate in district east, Amir Latif Bhatti. The Rangers official, Shahzad, allegedly killed 23-year-old Ghulam Haider for not stopping his car after being signalled to do so.
The Rangers had handed over Shahzad’s custody to the police after the deceased’s relatives and friends protested against the alleged extrajudicial killing by the personnel of the paramilitary force.
The Rangers director-general also suspended the personnel and ordered an inquiry into the incident. The police had registered an FIR under Sections 302 (premeditated murder) and 34 (common intention) on the complaint of the deceased’s relative, Abdul Salam, at the Shah Faisal Colony police station. Earlier, Shahzad was remanded to police custody till June 11.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 12th, 2013.
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