KARACHI: Two eyewitnesses in Shahzeb Khan’s murder case appeared before an anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Karachi and recorded their statements.
The witnesses named Shahrukh Jatoi – along with Siraj Talpur – for his involvement in the murder.
Shahzeb was murdered on December 25, 2012 over a petty dispute in Karachi’s Defence area allegedly by Shahrukh.
Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry took suo motu notice of the killing and ordered police to arrest the suspects.
Police managed to apprehend Siraj Talpur, his brother Sajjad Talpur and their cook. However, Shahrukh reportedly escaped to Dubai.
Police had later also claimed Shahrukh was arrested in Dubai and would be repatriated as soon as legal formalities are fulfilled.
Sikandar Jatoi sent on remand till January 16
The ATC sent Sikandar Jatoi, father of prime suspect in Shahzeb Khan murder case Shahrukh Jatoi, on physical remand till January 16.
Sikandar was brought before the ATC in an armoured personnel carrier.
Sikandar’s counsel Manzoor Ansari informed the court that his client is diabetic and is a heart patient after which the court ruled that health facilities be provided to Sikandar.
Sikandar had appeared before the Supreme Court after acquiring a one-day protective bail from the Lahore High Court, however, he was arrested from the court’s premises yesterday.
According to reports, Shahrukh ran off to the UAE after he was nominated as the prime suspect in the FIR of Shahzeb Khan’s murder. A police team from Pakistan went to the UAE to search for him but has been unable to arrest him.
Three other suspects of the case, Siraj Talpur, Sajjad Talpur and Murtaza Lashari, are in police custody and have been identified by eyewitnesses for being involved in the murder.