KARACHI: Police presented two eyewitnesses to the city court on Tuesday, who identified suspect Siraj Talpur as Shahzeb Khan’s killer, reported Express News.
An eyewitness said Siraj opened fire at Shahzeb and when he did not die, Siraj’s brother Sajjad Talpur asked him to fire more rounds.
Five people were nominated in the FIR of the case, out of which three have been arrested while Shahrukh Jatoi and his father Sikandar are still on the run.
Investigation Officer Mubeen Ahmed requested the media to provide anonymity to the eyewitnesses as their lives could be in danger because Sikandar was an influential man.
The officer also praised Express News for its efforts in the case and said that the investigation could not have gone so far without the channel’s coverage.
Shahzeb was shot dead near his home in Defence last year. A popular student and son of DSP Aurangzaib, Shahzeb’s murder created an uproar in civil society.
The Supreme Court took suo motu notice of the case after the news spread that influential people were creating hurdles in the arrest of the suspects.
A police team is in Dubai currently after reports emerged of Shahrukh fleeing to UAE.
One-day protective bail
The Lahore High Court issued one-day protective bail to Sikandar Jatoi, a suspect in the Shahzeb Khan murder case, reported Express News.
Sikandar had filed an application in the court saying that he wants to appear before the Supreme Court tomorrow but police won’t be able to provide him security.