Pakistan officials ousted over taped shootings

AP News
Posted: Jun 14, 2011 1:50 AM
Pakistan officials ousted over taped shootings

Pakistan's military says it has removed the regional head of a paramilitary force after a video surfaced that appeared to show his men killing an unarmed teenager.

State media reported that a top police official also was ousted over the shooting, which has infuriated the public.

Last week, the Supreme Court had ordered the removal of Sindh province police chief Fayyaz Leghari and Maj. Gen. Ijaz Chaudhary, the director general of the Rangers. The two were accused of giving incorrect details after the shooting of Sarfraz Shah in Karachi.

A military statement Tuesday said Chaudhary was transferred from his post. State-run Pakistan Television said Leghari also was removed.

Neither statement gave details about whether the officials would be given new positions.