Hearing of taxi driver murder case adjourned

Karachi: The anti terrorism court-I (ATC-I) on Tuesday adjourned the hearing against personnel of rangers Ghulam Rasool for one day in the murder case of taxi driver Murad Ali due to absence of defence lawyer.

According to the prosecution, Murad Ali was shot by Ranger Lance Naek Ghulam Rasool in Gulistan-e-Johar on 16th July 2013. He suffered five bullet wounds and died at the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC).

Earlier, in the charge-sheet, the police said that it was an unintentional murder as Rasool had tried to stop the taxi driver by opening fire at the tyre of his vehicle. After inspecting the place of the incident, examining the evidence and recording the statements of witnesses, said the police, it seemed that it was an accidental and unintentional murder.

A case (FIR 468/13) was registered under Sections 302 (premeditated murder) and 34 (common intention) of the Pakistan Penal Code at the Gulistan-i-Jauhar police station on a complaint of the victim’s widow.