Taxi drivers killing case should be decided within 30 days: SC


ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court while hearing the suo moto case of a taxi drivers killing by Rangers has ordered that a challan (charge sheet) should be registered and the case be decided within 30 days. During proceedings of the case, Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry remarked that there was no difference between this killing and that of Sarfaraz Shah.

Attorney General Munir A Malik informed the apex court that the widow of the taxi driver was given a house worth Rs1.8 million.

Earlier during proceedings, the Chief Justice expressed anger over the FIR being lodged on the complaint of the widow of the taxi driver. The Chief Justice said the foundation of the case was not correct and if the case was ruined, the police officer who registered the FIR would be held responsible.

Jusitice Jawaad S Khawaja questioned why the Rangers did not fire at the tire of the taxi and that law enforcement officials were trained to maintain calm under pressure situations.

Thirty-five year old Murad Ali was on his way home in Bhittaiabad, Karachi which his infant son in his taxi when a Rangers motorcycle suqad signaled him to stop near Kamran Chowrangi in Block 9 on July 16. When Ali did not stop his vehicle, Lance Naek Rasool opened fire. He suffered five bullet wounds and died at the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre.