Murder case: SHC suspends order for registering case against Rangers person

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Wednesday suspended the operation of an order of Karachi district court that directed police to register a murder case against Rangers official, who fired bullets on arguing couple, killing husband and injuring wife near Nagan Chowrangi.

A division bench of SHC headed by Justice Ghulam Sarwar Korai gave this interim order on a petition filed by Raham Noor, Rangers personnel assailing an order passed by additional district and sessions judge central.

The bench directed SHO New Karachi police station and Shafia, wife of deceased to reply to a petition.

Zeeshanuddin was killed when rangers personnel opened firing on him while he was arguing with his estranged wife near Nagan Chowrangi on February 28.

The petitioner represented by Ghulam Shabbir Babbar said that deceased’s sister, Tasneem Shahid, filed an application under section 22-A of Criminal Procedure Code, requesting additional district and sessions judge central to order registration of murder case against ranger official.

He said that while allowing her application, the Judge directed New Karachi police station to register murder case against rangers person and Shafia, if cognizable offence is made out from the applicant’s statement.

He said that district court’s order was unlawful and suffered from errors. He requested the court to set aside such order.

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