Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Major General Ejaz Chaudhry (DG Rangers Sindh) and Fayyaz Leghari (IG Police Sindh) Removed as Per Directives of Supreme Court

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (June 14) – Major General Ejaz Chaudhry, Director General Sindh Rangers, and Inspector General Police (IGP) Sindh Fayyaz Leghari have reportedly been removed from their respective posts according to the directives of Supreme Court

Sarfaraz Shah Killed Extra-judicially by Rangers on Wednesday (June 8) in Benazir Park, Clifton, Karachi.

On Thursday, the Supreme Court took the suo moto action against the cold blooded killing of unarmed student, Sarfaraz Shah, and summoned DG Rangers Sindh, provincial Chief Secretary, IGP Sindh and Provincial and Federal Home Secretaries on Friday (June 10). After a brief hearing Supreme Court ordered to remove key officials, IG Sindh and DG Rangers Sindh, from their posts within three days.  

"In compliance with Supreme Courts orders Major General Ejaz Chaudhry, DG Pakistan Rangers (Sindh) has been posted out," the military said in a brief statement Tuesday. The statement did not hint the new assignments of deposed DG Rangers (Sindh).

Moreover, the Associated Press in a report quoted Pakistan Television (PTV) as saying that IGP Sindh Fayyaz Leghari was also removed and advised to report to establishment division for further instructions. 

On the other hand; six Rangers personnel and seven others involved in the extrajudicial killing of Sarfaraz Shah were remanded into police custody for 15 days. 

Interior Minister Rehman Malik, in his statement after the brutal killing incident, said that Sarfaraz Shah was a criminal and caught when trying to rob two women. After this statement Manzoor Fatima, mother of deceased young boy accused Rehman Malik for the murder of her son.   

The 19-year-old unarmed student 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 found guilty could face lifetime imprisonment or the death penalty.

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