Karachi, June 29(ANI): A Pakistani anti-terrorism court (ATC) has indicted the six Rangers personnel involved in the extrajudicial killing of an unarmed youngster in Karachi, in a rare action against the country’s powerful security establishment.
A total of seven accused were indicted on Wednesday, including the six Rangers personnel who were caught on tape shooting the young man-identified as Sarfaraz Shah- from point blank range in Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Park in Karachi.
The Supreme Court took suo motu notice of the incident and stated that the trial for this case should be completed in 30 days, Geo TV reports.
The Supreme Court transferred the Sarfaraz Shah murder case to an ATC in Karachi, which will record statements of 17 witnesses tomorrow, Dunya News reports.
The incident was caught live on camera, with the video footage showing a man in civilian clothes holding Sarfaraz by his hair and kicking him towards a group of about half a dozen Rangers personnel. A soldier pointed his rifle at the neck of Sarfaraz, who pleaded for mercy, saying: “I am helpless.”
The men surrounded Sarfaraz and as he moved towards one with his arms outstretched, he was pushed back and shot twice in the hand and leg. A longer version of the video posted on social networking websites showed the victim lying on the ground, screaming and requesting the Rangers to take him to hospital. (ANI)