KARACHI - The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Wednesday disposed of a plea demanding transfer of Sarfraz Shah extrajudicial killing case from anti-terrorism court (ATC) to sessions court. A division bench comprising Justice Gulzar Ahmed and Justice Muhammad Tasnim directed the applicants to move the appeal in the trial court. The court issued the directive after hearing final arguments from both sides. Earlier Prosecutor General Sindh, Shahdat Awan, appeared before the court and argued that on the directives of the apex court the case had been under trial in the special court of ATC under Article (7) of ATA 1997. The petitioners counsel, Mehmood Alam Rizvi Advocate, opposed his arguments, saying that Supreme Courts directive had been misinterpreted and the case was being tried in the ATC instead of regular court. The accused Rangers personnel, booked in killing of Sarfraz Shah, moved with the appeal and sought transfer of trial from ATC to a sessions court. The application was filed by accused Rangers Sub-Inspector Bahur Rehman, Lance Naik Liaquat Ali, and Constables Mohammad Tariq, Minthar Ali, Shahid Zafar and Mohammad Afzal and a private contractor Afsar Khan, who are under trail in the anti-terrorism court for killing Sarfraz Shah, 22, at Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Park in Clifton area on June 8 last. The accused/applicants challenged the ATC judgement that dismissed their prior plea to transfer the case from the special court of ATC to the regular court of sessions court. They submitted that ATC had no jurisdiction to try the case as the facts and circumstances of the case had no nexus with the act of terrorism, as defined under Section 6 of the Anti Terrorism Law. Earlier the ATC had dismissed the accused plea while declaring it a case of terrorism. The counsels of the applicants/accused submitted that act of individual law enforcement personnel could not be termed as an act of terrorism as the video footage also showed that law enforcement personnel had no intention to kill Shah. The counsels submitted that law enforcement personnel could not be treated as terrorists. The personnel of paramilitary force and the private contractor were arrested and the cases were launched against them under anti-terrorism law after the Supreme Court took suo moto notice of the suspected encounter.