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Pak President pardons rangers men over youth's murder

ANI  |  Washington DC [USA] 

has reportedly pardoned five Military-Rangers personnel, who had been sentenced to life imprisonment over their involvement in killing of a youth inside a public park in in June 2011.

"of #pardoned all 5 officers & soldiers of Military-Rangers involved in June-2011 cold blooded yet unprovoked of Sarfaraz of Pakistan-occupied-#Kashmir," said Senge H Sering, Washington DC-based activist on twitter.

Shah was shot dead by the Rangers personnel and left to die inside the park.

The fatal shooting sparked widespread public outrage after the footage of the killing, filmed by a from a private TV channel who was at the park to cover an event, was later aired by all news channels.

According to The Express Tribune, an anti-terrorism court on August 12, 2011, had sentenced to death and life imprisonment to five others, including Bahaur Rehman, Lance Naik Ali and constables Muhammad Tariq, and

The park's watchman, Afsar Khan, was also jailed for life in the case, The Express reported.

However, the Supreme Court had, in 2014, commuted the death penalty awarded to into life imprisonment and retained the punishment of others.

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First Published: Mon, January 08 2018. 16:55 IST