Four Rangers men ar­rested

Pakistan Observer - - FRONT PAGE - STAFF RE­PORTER

KARACHI—Four Rangers per­son­nel were ar­rested over cus­to­dial death of MQM leader Fa­rooq Sat­tar’s co­or­di­na­tor Aftab Ahmed on Tues­day.

Ac­cord­ing to Rangers’ high-level sources, the ar­rests took place af­ter an in­ter­nal in­quiry into the death of Aftab.

The sources said that com­plete in­quiry would be con­ducted into the in­ci­dent. The Rangers sac­ri­fices in restor­ing Karachi’s peace would not go in vain, they added.

Aftab had died in the cus­tody on May 3, a day af­ter the Rangers took 90-day re­mand of him from court. A post­mortem re­port of Sat­tar’s co­or­di­na­tor con­firmed that he was tor­tured prior to his death.

Ac­cord­ing to the au­topsy re­port, the vic­tim bore tor­ture signs on 35 to 40 per­cent of his body.

The re­port re­vealed that ma­jor marks of tor­ture were found on seven body parts of the vic­tim, in­clud­ing his both arms, legs, head and chest.

“Mul­ti­ple bruises found, which are vari­able in size in dif­fer­ent re­gions of the body,” it said.

Chief of Army Staff Gen­eral Ra­heel Sharif or­dered in­quiry into the death, di­rect­ing the rel­e­vant quar­ters to en­sure that jus­tice must be done.

Rangers also set up a fact-find­ing com­mit­tee un­der sec­tor com­man­der to in­ves­ti­gate the death.

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