Legal heirs of Sarfraz Shah file application for compromise

May 15, 2013 Off By Web Desk

Karachi: The legal heirs of Sarfraz Shah, a young man who was shot dead by the Rangers personnel at Benazir Shaheed Park in Clifton on June 8,on Wednesday filed an application in the Sindh High Court SHC for compromise with the convicts.

The brother of deceased, Salik Shah, moved an application in the SHC under Section 344 2 6 of the Criminal Procedure Code in the Sindh High Court for compromising with the convicts.

Salik Shah had earlier filed an appeal in the SHC seeking enhancement in the sentences handed down to six Rangers personnel from life sentence to capital punishment.

An antiterrorism court ATC headed by Judge Bashir Ahmed Khoso had sentenced Rangers constable Shahid Zafar to death and jailed sub-inspector Bahaur Rehman, lance Naik Liaquat Ali and constables Muhammad Tariq, Manthar Ali and Afzal Khan for life on Aug 12, 2012.

The civilian contractor, Afsar Khan, was also jailed for life in the case. The convicts have already filed their respective appeals in the high court against their conviction.

Sarfraz Shah, who was handed over to the Rangers personnel by the civilian contractor, was shot at Benazir Shaheed Park in Clifton on June 8, 2012.