KARACHI - Police on Monday booked the cop for killing a teenager and wounding another in Gulshan-e-Iqbal allegedly in an encounter.

Investigations have revealed that the cop who had resorted to firing was a volunteer of ‘Qaumi Razakar’, and not authorised to carry weapons.

An FIR No 543/16 has been registered at Gulshan-e-Iqbal Police Station on the complaint of deceased’s cousin Syed Imdadullah against Bandal and Zafar. Section 302 (murder) and 324/34 (attempt to murder) of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) have been inserted in the FIR after protest by deceased Atiqullah’s family.

17-years-old Atiqullah, who studied at Rangers Cadet College, and his cousin Azizullah, 19, had been shot by police on Friday evening when both of them were on their way to an English learning centre and had refused to stop when signaled by police. Resultantly, the cops on routine snap checking opened fire at them when they tried to flee.

Earlier, the police had claimed that the deceased and injured were robbers and were killed and injured during an exchange of fire. Police had also claimed to have recovered a pistol from their possession.

Family of Atiqullah wants treatment of the case under anti-terrorism sections, while police has lodged a simple FIR for murder.

The inquiry has also been initiated against senior officials of the police for providing volunteer of Qaumi Razakar with a weapon at the time of deployment. “Zafar’s services were acquired for security arrangements during Muharram,” said Gulshan-e-Iqbal SHO Safdar Mashwani. He added that charges would also be framed against the officer found guilty of providing weapons to the PQR personnel.