This is not the first time Rangers acted irresponsibly: CJ

Supreme Court hears case of murder of a taxi driver in Karachi.


Web Desk July 19, 2013
Murad Ali's taxi. PHOTO: MOHAMMAD NOMAN/EXPRESS

ISLAMABAD/ KARACHI: During the first hearing of the taxi driver murder case, Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry said this is not the first time Rangers officers have acted irresponsibly, while recalling the killings of Sarfaraz Shah and Ghulam Haider by Rangers personnel.

On July 18, the Supreme Court took suo motu notice of the murder of a taxi driver in Karachi.

The case was heard by a three-judge bench comprising Chief Justice Chaudhry, Justice Jawwad S Khawaja and Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed.

Unarmed taxi driver Murad Ali was driving his son Zohaib to a doctor near their home in Gulistan-e-Jauhar on July 16, before stopping to buy fruit for Iftar when he was shot dead by Ghulam Rasul, the Rangers soldier responsible for the incident.

The driver was shot four times in the chest. Murad’s son was unharmed but he was unable to speak after witnessing the whole shocking episode.

Rangers’ physical remand

Three other Rangers officers – booked in the murder case along with Rasul – were presented before a magistrate’s court in Karachi today.

The court awarded physical remand of these officers. All four accused Rangers personnel will appear before the court on July 22.

COMMENTS (30)

cupid | 7 years ago | Reply

@Asif Butt: The rangers did not kill the driver on personel enmity nor there was any land dispute amongst them. Rangers were on their duty. Few days back at same place a ranger was killed by passerby motore bike who sprayed bullets. Now in this situation if a taxi does not stop and give evasive gesture what should be done.

Aschraful Makhlooq | 7 years ago | Reply

These are the side effects of excessive,without any limitations and restrictions and without any proper check and balance powers the government gives to any law enforcement agencies and rangers......

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