KARACHI - Sindh Rangers on Thursday shot two innocent pillion riders suspecting them as terrorists in Site–A police precincts.

Danish, Saqib and Nadeem, the factory workers, were going on a motorbike when Ranger, during routine patrolling, signaled them to stop.  Witnesses said the victims stopped the motorbike closed to the Rangers mobile when highly professional Rangers personnel suspected them as terrorists opened fire at them. As result, both of them sustained bullet wounds. They were shifted to the hospital.

In a statement, Rangers spokesman said both of them were trying to escape and opened fire on the Rangers personnel. Followed the encounter, Saqib and Nadeem were shifted to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital while one Danish remained unhurt in the incident. He was handed over to the police. The families of the victims and the factory workers were rushed to the hospital.

The enraged crowd staged protest and chanted slogans against the Rangers.

The factory workers explained that the incident took place within few minutes when they left their workplace. Rangers spokesman claimed that they have recovered a TTP pistol with six rounds while police registered a case 124/125 and 126/ 2014 against the accused persons on the complaint of Ranger’s inspector Bashir Muhammad.

In a statement to the police, Inspector Bashir showed the recovery of two pistols. It has been reported that the DG Rangers constituted a committee headed by the Rangers sector commanders to probe the incident and directed them to submit the report till Friday (today).

The family sources said Saqib and Nadeem were cousins while Danish were their friend. All of them were the residents of Orangi Town and Danish used to provide pick and drop facility to them. The family alleged that Danish went missing as Rangers took him to undisclosed location. His family was roaming from one police station to another but the police did not cooperate with them. They suspected that Danish would confessed whatever the Rangers wanted as in previous case a wife gave statement against her husband who was killed by the Rangers firing at Nagan Chowrangi.

It is worth mentioning here that it was not the first example of Rangers professionalism. Couple of weeks ago, the same highly skilled personnel shot at a couple at Nagan Chowrangi and killed the husband and wounded his wife when the couple was busy in brawl in front of the Rangers check-post.

Earlier a cab driver was killed in Gulistan-e-Jauhar and another in Shah Faisal Colony. One Sarfraz was also brutally killed without any reason in Clifton area.