A district and sessions court adjourned on Friday the hearing of the Zeeshan murder case in which the victim’s wife and a Rangers official are standing trial.
Zeeshanuddin, 30, was shot dead when a Rangers official, Rahim Noor, opened fire at him while he was engaged in a brawl with his estranged wife near Nagan Chowrangi on February 28 this year. Both, the widow Noor and the deceased’s sister Shafia, had filed separate cases.
In the first case, the paramilitary soldier was booked for unintentional murder on the complaint of the widow and the court had granted bail to the suspect as the offence was bailable.
The second case was lodged against the Rangers official and the widow on the complaint of Zeeshan’s sister, Tasneem Shahid, after she moved the court by saying that the offence was committed on the behest of the widow as she was the one who provoked the Rangers official to open fire.
On April 24, a judicial magistrate had converted the unintentional murder case into premeditated murder against the paramilitary soldier after turning down the final investigation report of police into the case. Both, Noor and Shafia, are on bail in the current case.
On Friday, the district and sessions judge Central, Javed Ahmed Keerio, called for the records from the courts where the case was being heard and fixed July 14 as the date when arguments will be made on the bail pleas of the suspects and indictment.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 5th, 2014.
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