Young Man Safaraz Shah Killing – IG Police Sindh & DG Rangers removed on SC orders
ISLAMABAD (Tuesday, June 14, 2011) : Pakistan Army has removed Director General (DG) Rangers Major General Ejaz Chaudhry Tuesday on the directive of the Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC), Geo News reported.
The Pakistan Army’s spokesman told that DG Rangers has been removed on the orders of the SC in the case of youth killing involving Rangers in Karachi.
He will be removed within three days and transferred to another department, spokesman added.
Earlier, the SC took suo moto notice of cold blooded killing of young man by Rangers in Karachi and summoned DG Rangers Sindh, provincial Chief Secretary, IGP Sindh and Provincial and Federal Home Secretaries.
The SC then ordered to remove DG Rangers Maj Gen Ejaz Chaudhry and IG Sindh Fayyaz Laghari while Six Rangers personnel and seven others involved in the extrajudicial killing were remanded into police custody for 15 days.
In related developments, Attorney General of Pakistan Maulvi Anwar-ul-Haq said that the government would not file an appeal against the SC’s orders to remove IGP and DG Rangers Sindh from their posts in three days. He said that the orders of the court would be upheld.
The young man, Sarfaraz Shah, was killed by Rangers personnel in Karachi on Wednesday June 8, 2011. The accused in the case are being tried in an anti-terrorism court (ATC) and if convicted could face life in prison or the death penalty.
ISLAMABAD (June 14, 2011) : Inspector General Police, Sindh (IG) Fayyaz Legharihas been removed on the orders of the Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) on Tuesday, Geo News reported.
According to sources, the notice to remove IG Sindh was issued on Monday, June 13 and he was asked to report to the Establishment Division.
He has been removed after the SC ordered to remove both IG Sindh and DG Rangers in youth killing incident that took place in Karachi where a young man was killed by Rangers.