KARACHI: Dubai police have denied reports that Shahrukh Jatoi, the main accused in the Shahzeb Khan murder case, has been arrested in the United Arab Emirates, the Gulf News reported on Tuesday.
According to the published report, a police official told Gulf News that Jatoi had not been arrested in Dubai.
The police official said that if Pakistan wanted to arrest a suspect in Dubai, a “note of the arrest warrant from Interpol” should be received by local authorities.
The report further quoted the official as saying that if Jatoi were arrested, it would be announced by Dubai Police
According Pakistani media reports earlier on Tuesday, Jatoi was arrested in Dubai with the help of Interpol.
However, Inspector General Sindh Police Fayyaz Leghari had claimed to have no knowledge of the arrest.
The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Jan 1, had taken notice of the murder of 20-year-old Shahzeb Khan, the son of a serving police DSP and had directed the authorities to produce the accused in court.
The Sindh police acting on the orders of the Supreme Court had contacted the Interpol and had sent two of its high ranking officials to Dubai to seek Jatoi’s custody.