The Sindh High Court (SHC) summoned the relevant superintendent of police to explain why the FIR regarding the killing of a man by a Rangers personnel at Nagan Chowrangi was registered with the charge of ‘unintentional’ murder instead of premeditated murder.
Justice Sajjad Ali Shah, who headed the bench on Thursday, also ordered the police to arrest Shafia, the estranged wife of the victim, Zeeshan, by May 13.
The police had registered the case against Rangers personnel, Noor Rehman, under Section 319 of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) that relates to punishment for unintentional murder.
The victim’s sister, Tasneem Shahid, had subsequently gone to the high court to seek a direction for police to register the case under Section 302 of the PPC, arguing that it was a case of premeditated murder.
On Thursday, her lawyer, Nawaz Warraich, complained to the judges that the police had registered the case of unintentional murder against the paramilitary soldier.
Taking notice of the state of affairs, the SHC bench summoned the relevant SP to explain why the FIR was registered under Section 319 instead of 302 on May 13. In addition to this, the judges ordered the investigation officer of the case to locate the victim’s wife.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 9th, 2014.
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