ANGRY relatives of a Sheffield man shot dead as he delivered a takeaway today called for a more serious punishment for the police officer whose mistakes led to six murder suspects walking free.
Safrajur Jahangir, aged 23, of Darnall, was lured to Scraith Wood Drive, Shirecliffe, in August 2009, and executed at the wheel of his car as he delivered a curry ordered from The Spice Hut shop he ran in Hillsborough.
Six Sheffield men accused of conspiracy to murder were acquitted last year – in what the trial judge branded a ‘disaster for the criminal justice system’.
South Yorkshire Police had failed to disclose to the accused men’s defence teams all the evidence – denying them a fair trial.
A South Yorkshire Police officer – who has not been named – has admitted two breaches of the code of conduct after an Independent Police Complaints Commission investigation and received a final written warning.
But Aminoor Jahangir, Safrajur’s younger brother, said: “We, the family, are more than disgruntled and distressed with the outcome of the inquiry.
“We are shocked such failings could have been made by the police undetected, while we were continuously hidden from the reality throughout the trial.
“We do not feel the IPCC report has addressed the major issues and will continue our fight for justice in Safrajur’s murder. We are still unable to come to terms with his death as no-one has been convicted of his murder.”
The IPCC ruled the mistake was down to poor decision-making and lack of appropriate training rather than any attempt to pervert the course of justice.
South Yorkshire Temporary Chief Constable Bob Dyson said the IPCC had highlighted areas the force could improve, especially in relation to disclosure.
He said: “Action has already been taken to address those concerns and we are confident there are more robust systems in place and that improved training has taken place for key staff.
“One officer has appeared before a misconduct meeting and admitted two breaches of the code of conduct for police officers. The panel decided the appropriate sanction was a final written warning.”