Karachi: Police officer grilled in youth killing case
KARACHI: An anti-terrorism court on Saturday put off the hearing of the Sarfraz Shah killing case after the defence counsel concluded the cross-examination of a prosecution witness, a deputy superintendent of police who arrested six paramilitary soldiers and a civilian in the case.
The presiding officer of the ATC-I adjourned the hearing to Monday after the cross-examination of DSP Altaf Hussain. The police officer was the 19th witness out of the total 46 prosecution witnesses cited in the final charge-sheet.
Pakistan Rangers Sub-Inspector Bahaur Rehman, Lance Naik Liaquat Ali, constables Mohammad Tariq, Manthar Ali, Shahid Zafar and Afzal Khan and a private park contractor, Afsar Khan, have been charged with the murder of Sarfraz Shah who was shot at and then left to die inside the Shaheed Benazir Bhutto park in Clifton on June 8.
The murder was filmed by the cameraman of a private TV channel and repeatedly broadcast. The Rangers personnel and the civilian were booked under Sections 302 (premeditated murder), 36 (effect caused partly by act and partly by omission) and 34 (common intention) of the Pakistan Penal Code read with Section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act, 1997.