CAIRO: Cairo Criminal Court on Saturday adjourned the trial of policeman accused of killing a pickup driver after a brawl to March 7, Youm7 reported.
Relatives of pickup driver Mohamed Darbaka, who was killed last month reportedly after a brawl with a policeman, gathered during the 1st hearing took place at Cairo Criminal Court Sat.
The policeman faces charges of attempted murder of pickup driver after dispute over transport fare in Cairo’s district of al-Darb al-Ahmar on Feb. 18.
During the investigations carried out by the prosecution following the incident, the policeman has confessed to having killed Darbaka.
The Interior Ministry is facing growing anger over alleged violence by its personnel, which the ministry has repeatedly labeled as “individual mistakes,” denying accusations of adopting systematic abuse.
In a move to alleviate the public anger, Interior Minister Magdy Abdel Ghaffar announced in a news conference that the ministry is applying a reform policy “that aims at excluding security personnel, who are not aware of the requirements of their duty.”
According to the Egyptian penal code, premeditated murder is punishable by death.