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The image shows Shahzeb Khan who was gunned down on Dec 25, 2012 near his house in Karachi’s Defence Housing Society. — File photo

KARACHI: An Anti-Terrorist Court (ATC) in Karachi on Friday sent Sikandar Jatoi, the father of the prime suspect in the Shahzeb murder case Shahrukh Jatoi, on physical remand until Jan 16.

Jatoi was arrested from outside the Supreme Court in Islamabad and transferred to Karachi late on Thursday night. He was presented at the ATC Karachi under strict security arrangements.

The police had requested the court for the physical remand of Jatoi in order to conduct further investigations, which the court accepted.

Sikandar Jatoi has been charged with helping Shahrukh Jatoi to flee the country after the murder of Shahzeb Khan.

Senior counsel Abdul Hafeez Pirzada, who represented Jatoi, informed the court that his client suffered from heart disease and therefore, must be allowed access to medical facilities during his remand. The court accepted the request and permitted Jatoi to access medical care while in police remand.

Subsequently, the court adjourned the hearing until Jan 16.

On the other hand, a hearing of a petition filed by Sikandar Jatoi’s other son, Shehzad Jatoi took place at Sindh High Court (SHC). Shehzad had submitted a petition regarding the freezing of assets and harassment at the hands of police.

The police said that Shehzad Jatoi’s property and assets had not been frozen yet.

Twenty-year-old Shahzeb, son of Deputy Superintendent of Police Aurangzeb Khan, was gunned down on the night between Dec 24 and 25 when he was returning home, along with his sister, after attending a wedding at the Country Club Apartments in Karachi.

The SC had taken suo motu notice of Shahzeb Khan’s murder following protests from the civil society and coverage of the incident on the media.


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Comments (4) (Closed)


Arif Khan
Jan 11, 2013 04:32pm
Good Law exists but implementation is a big question mark in Pakistan, then come 'loop holes' through which cases are made weak or strong. Keep your fingers crossed & wait.
Asad
Jan 11, 2013 01:32pm
Strong work Pakistan! Lets do it for the future of our children. Lets do it for our own sake!! No one is above the law. No one period!
Ahsen
Jan 11, 2013 01:06pm
The jatoi culprit should be hunged ASAP.
Naeem syed
Jan 11, 2013 11:41am
In all civilized societies the act of helping a criminal flee is a criminal act in itself. Solander Jatoi has helped a criminal sought by the Police flee the Country, even if it was his son. As such he has clearly Obstructed justice and has to be punished. Let's see if can buy or influence his way out of this or will the rule and will of the Law prevail.