Thursday, June 9, 2011

Rehman Malik gave Rangers the License to Kill

Federal Interior Minister Rehman Malik has given Pakistan Rangers and other law enforcement agencies the License to Kill. 

Speaking on the grave law and order situation in the country, the Interior Minister said that "I have given permission to the law enforcement agencies for conducting an on-spot investigation whenever they find a suspect terrorist or a criminal. And if they feel that the crime can be established, then they can even shoot to kill."

Moreover, he told the media that the youth shot dead by Rangers in Karachi tried to snatch the belongings of a female and the public along with the guard of the park caught him and handed him over to the Rangers. The Rangers conducted a swift on-spot inquiry and found out that the murdered youth was involved in criminal activities and was part of a gang of eight criminals. Therefore, the Rangers gave capital punishment to the deceased.


Update 18th June: Public Prosecutor, Irshad Iqbal Cheema submitted the Challan before the Anti-Terrorism Court of Justice Maqbool Baqir who referred the case to Anti-Terrorism Court Number 1.

Later, on the Public Prosecutor said the police have gathered fourteen pieces of solid evidence in connection with the case including a government weapon, blood-soaked clothes of Sarfraz Shah and a cell phone of Rangers.

Update 29th June: The seven accused (including six Rangers) in the Sarfraz Shah murder case have been indicted by an Anti-Terrorism Court, while the accused pleaded not guilty.

Update 12th August: The Anti-Terrorism Court has announced its verdict in the Sarfraz Shah killing case. According to the verdict, Rangers person Shahid Zafar who shot Sarfraz Shah was awarded the death sentence while the remaining six accused were sentenced to life in prison. 

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