Shahzeb murder case: SC rejects appeal for transfer

KARACHI:  The appeal of accused Shahrukh Jatoi for the transfer of the Shahzeb Khan murder case to a sessions court from the Anti-terrorism court (ATC) has been rejected by the Supreme Court (SC) Karachi, media reported on Monday.

According to the report, the Supreme Court upheld the Sindh High Court (SHC) decision.

It has to be mentioned here that last year, on December 25, 20-year-old Shahzeb Khan was gunned down by Shahrukh Jatoi, who was accompanied by his friends, Siraj and Sajjad Talpur. The young men had a fight after the Talpur’s servant, Ghulam Murtaza Lashari, teased Shahzeb’s sister.

The SHC was expected to take up for hearing the appeals filed by four convicts in the murder case along with the compromise application filed by the victim’s family on September 20.

On September 17, the court’s bench had removed the primary objections raised on the compromise application filed by the parents and the two sisters of the victim.

On September 9, Shahzeb’s parents – DSP Aurangzeb Khan and Ambreen Aurangzeb – had decided to pardon the culprits in the “name of Allah,” without claiming the amount of Diyat or Qisas.

An ATC had handed death sentences to main accused Shahrukh Jatoi and Siraj Talpur and life-long jail terms to Sajjad Talpur and Ghulam Murtaza Lashari on June 7.