Saturday, November 26

SHC orders action against policemen involved in fake encounter

KARACHI:Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday ordered action against a police team for committing a fake encounter in Karachi’s Superhighway area last year.


A two-member bench of the SHC heard a petition against fake encounter and directed the SSP concerned to take action against the policemen involved in the 2019 encounter in which one person was killed while two others injured. “The police’s kind of encounter is dramatic,” the court observed.


The bench wondered if 12 bullets hit one of the suspects in the chest but not a single cop got injured in the purported shootout. “When no bullet was fired from the opposite direction, why did cops fire so many bullets?” asked a member of the bench.


The court ordered the SSP concerned to take action against the police party within seven days and submit an inquiry report within 15 days. The bench acquitted two suspects named Mohammad Sohail and Sherullah.


An anti-terrorism court (ATC) had sentenced both the accused to a five-year imprisonment. A counsel representing the accused said the police killed suspect Abdullah Masood while injuring his two clients in the fake encounter in the Superhighway area in 2019.