SHC rejects appeals in Sarfaraz Shah murder case
KARACHI: Sindh High Court on Tuesday acquitted a convict in Sarfaraz Shah murder case, while maintained sentences to other convicts while announcing its verdict over appeals against the court decision, ARY News reported.
Sarfaraz Shah was killed by Rangers personnel in a park in Clifton area of Karachi in June 2011.
A high court bench in its decision over appeals of the convicts, acquitted a convict Liaquat Ali while maintained sentences awarded to other convicts by an anti-terrorism court.
An ATC had awarded death sentence to Shahid Zafar and life terms to Yawar Rehman, Muhammad Afzal and Afzal Khan.
A youth Sarfaraz Shah was murdered by the Rangers personnel on June 03, 2011 in Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Park in Clifton.
Supreme Court on June 14, taken notice of the killing and had sent D.G. Rangers Ijaz Chaudhry and I.G. Sindh Police Fayyaz Laghari on leave.
The FIR of the case was included anti-terrorism charges on June 21, 2011.
The court also rejected the plea filed by Shah’s brothers on behalf of all legal heirs of the victim to enter into a compromise with the convicts.