Pak: 6 troops indicted over killing of civilian

Members of Pakistan`s Rangers paramilitary force were caught on camera killing Sarfaraz Shah.

Last Updated: Jun 29, 2011, 22:36 PM IST

Islamabad: A Pakistani court on Wednesday indicted six paramilitary soldiers and a civilian on murder and terrorism charges after an unarmed man was shot dead in a public park, prosecutors said.

Members of Pakistan`s Rangers paramilitary force were caught on camera killing Sarfaraz Shah, 22, after a civilian dragged him over to the troops, accusing him of robbery in Karachi on June 08.

The daylight murder was filmed live by a local cameraman and subsequently broadcast round the clock on national television, shocking the country with the apparent brutality of trained security officers in uniform.

"The court has formally framed charges of murder and terrorism against all the accused," public prosecutor Mohammad Khan Buriro told reporters.

"All the accused said they were not guilty and will contest the charges," he added.

The soldiers and the civilian went before judge Bashir Ahmed Khoso on Wednesday, the prosecutor said.

Bureau Report