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Shahzeb murder case: SC orders police to produce accused in court

January 07, 2013

Supreme Court of Pakistan. — Photo by AFP

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Monday expressed dissatisfaction over police report on Shahzeb murder case, DawnNews reported.

A three-member bench of the Supreme Court was hearing the suo moto notice taken by the chief justice over the Shahzeb murder.

The Inspector General of Sindh Police Fayyaz Leghari appeared in the court for hearing.

During the hearing DIG-South Shahid Hayat said that according to the records the main accused in the case Shahrukh Jatoi had traveled to the UAE under a different name and adding that the information of Shahrukh arrival in UAE was conveyed by the counsel general of Dubai.

He also said that it is a common malpractice under which people traveled using someone else’s name.

“Interpol was contacted for the arrest of the accused”, said Shahid Hayat.

The Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry said in his remarks that IG Sindh and DIG should have been suspended but other than that the sub-inspector was suspended over the issue.

Moreover he said that the attempt was also made to close the case by registering the second FIR.

The CJ also said that influential people were behind the murder and IG Sindh also knew that who is responsible for the murder adding that police gives the opportunity to the accused to escape.

“FIA had assisted the accused to escape the country by giving wrong information,” said chief justice.

The court dismissed the plea submitted by the police to postponed the deadline for 15 days and instructed them to arrest the accused by tomorrow.

Directing the police to present Shahrukh Jatoi in court on Jan 10, the bench adjourned the hearing to the said date.