Taxi driver murder case: hearing adjourned

Karachi: Anti-Terrorism Court-I (ATC-I) on Wednesday adjourned the hearing of a case against personnel of rangers Ghulam Rasool for three days in the murder case of taxi driver Murad Ali due to absence of defence lawyer.

Defence lawyer sent an application for want of time due to some urgent works. The case was adjourned till 25 January 2014.

According to the prosecution, Murad Ali was shot dead 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, police said 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.