Murder case: Eyewitnesses identify Shahzeb’s killers

Published: January 9, 2013

Prime suspects Siraj Talpur and Sajjad Talpur are in police custody. PHOTO: EXPRESS/ FILE

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.

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Reader Comments (33)

  • Fugitive
    Jan 9, 2013 - 12:56PM

    What are prosecution and police up to? Was it not Shahrukh Jatoi who fired on Shahzeb? Police appears to be creating loop holes in the case at the very outset of the trail; it wants to throw everything in doubt and facilitate the murderers to get away with the crime; usual Pakistani tactics.

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  • K
    Jan 9, 2013 - 1:11PM

    What about Sharukh? are they going to leave him alone, seems like Shazib’s family will reach some agreement since the witnesses are saying that Siraj shot Shazib.

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  • Anon
    Jan 9, 2013 - 1:12PM

    that was ought to happen. Now these feudels buy their slaves to be fake eyewitnesses and make Siraj a killer. Everyone knows that it was Sharukh Jatoi who killed Shahzeb!
    There would always be loopholes that would be exploited by these feudels until the entire society changes itself and takes a stand.

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  • Joker86
    Jan 9, 2013 - 1:14PM

    i never get the point of these people hiding there faces….how can we be sure that they are the same people that are they are claimed to be

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  • Jan 9, 2013 - 1:29PM

    How convenient.

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  • Shah
    Jan 9, 2013 - 1:44PM

    That’s the way to go!

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  • shocked (former) pakistani
    Jan 9, 2013 - 2:12PM

    barbaric society…barbaric people…shame.

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  • T Khan
    Jan 9, 2013 - 2:18PM

    Nothing surprising! It was evident from the media reports that Shahrukh is the ‘bigger wadera ka beta’…

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  • Raza Jamali
    Jan 9, 2013 - 2:30PM

    An appalling twist to a sad story. This truly depicts what has become of our country, Pakistan.

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  • Aslam
    Jan 9, 2013 - 2:44PM

    If Siraj talpur has opened the fire ,than what does the shahrukh Jatoi did.I think the Shahrukh Jatoi shall be given a safe exit

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  • Zulfiqar Ali
    Jan 9, 2013 - 2:46PM

    An lol moment .. so one Wadera lied .. wasn’t that obvious ..

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  • Aslam
    Jan 9, 2013 - 2:47PM

    If the Siraj Talpur has opened the fire than what does the Shahrukh Jatoi did.I think the Shahrukh Jatoi shall be given a safe exit.

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  • Raza Jamali
    Jan 9, 2013 - 2:53PM

    An appalling twist to a sad story. This sadly depicts what has become of our country, Pakistan .

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  • S
    Jan 9, 2013 - 2:54PM

    Witnesses can be bought, INSHALLAH truth will come out

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  • Pr0udPakistani
    Jan 9, 2013 - 3:35PM

    sounds like usual dirty tactics by police. why shahrukh escaped from Pakistan mysteriously when he is not the killer??

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  • shafiq janjua
    Jan 9, 2013 - 4:51PM

    feeling so sorry for the family who lost young family member at his prime age time. Whole the story is too much painful and unbearable. Young boy lost his life but It seems nothing will be materialized. Our police is corrupt and can be influenced by any wadera. All the times, whenever such cases were highlighted in past, there was always a hope that there will be justice this time but our system failed always and there was an disappointment only at the end. Let us pray and hope this time justice with true spirits will take place.

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  • Lobster
    Jan 9, 2013 - 4:51PM

    Even if its true, Shahrukh should get life imprisonment. Those looking for death penalty, should know that in current system, this not gonna happen to the wadera ka beta

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  • Ajaz Haque
    Jan 9, 2013 - 5:12PM

    Hopefully the Supreme Court will haul the police up and tell them sternly to do the job or be locked up themselves. Police has been complicit with the alleged murderers, they may helped Jatoi’s escape and even brokered a reported cash settlement between Talpur family and Aurengzeb’s family.

    The whole thing stinks, the truth needs to come out and those who have committed this murder, participated in it or the cover up and helped Jatoi’s escape, must be given exemplary punishments.

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  • Ykhan
    Jan 9, 2013 - 5:28PM

    first Siraj was the approver now the suspect !
    what’s going on!

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  • Saleem
    Jan 9, 2013 - 5:31PM

    Those waiting for justice do not hold your breath. This is land of pure where only money and power speaks.

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  • Abdullah Khan
    Jan 9, 2013 - 5:44PM

    Shahzeb’s friends were beating the crap out of Talpurs and Jatois. They weren’t gathered there to watch a circus, the group was gathered to beat all those who stood in front of them whom they didn’t know. Take all his friends into custody and question them. They should also be held responsible for an innocent boy’s death.

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  • Bookie
    Jan 9, 2013 - 5:44PM

    No matter what. The people of Pakistan know that Sharukh Jatoi was the murderer, and no matter who is “proven” guilty, we should not forgive these feudel culprits. The nation should take them to task, not physically but making a voice on International forums and communities and even in Pakistan so that this Satanic Feudel culture is despised and thinks twice to mess with the masses!

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  • karachiwala
    Jan 9, 2013 - 6:22PM

    But what about the dozens of eye witnesses who in the Shahzaib Khanzada’s show said that it was Shahrukh Jatoi who opened fire on Shahzaib
    If Siraj and his brother are the killers then why the Red Warrant for Shahrukh?

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  • Muhammad Rizwan Ali
    Jan 9, 2013 - 6:24PM

    Both Siraj and Shahruk fired on Shahzeb

    both should be punished, both killed him

    Why both escaped,both are involved

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  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Jan 9, 2013 - 6:35PM

    Few days back I wrote that Police has ruined the case by nominating a state witness so early in the investigations but did not know it will go to this extent. Now hundreds of witnesses will come forward who saw these eye witnesses in rural Sindh at the time of crime, hundreds of KM away from crime scene.

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  • Kazim Muneer
    Jan 9, 2013 - 7:55PM

    Shahrukh and Siraj both are involved directly or indirectly. Since Siraj named Shahrukh in the initial hearing, Sikandar (the Wadera) has effectively pulled few strings while remaining in hiding. Now he has obtained the Protective Bail from Lahore, he is going to appear in SCP and state that witnesseses have identified Siraj as the Killer and his otherwise totally spoiled and rotten Son is totally innocent, which is obviously a blatant lie which is going to be contested by the other Wadera group, I.e., Talpurs. A foundation of animosity between Jatois and Talpurs is being laid! Let them kill each other.Recommend

  • Ali
    Jan 9, 2013 - 8:34PM

    And then they ask why people do not respect the Police.

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  • Imran Ahmed (@IAgnikul)
    Jan 9, 2013 - 9:55PM

    In the end, how will you get justice with the diyat ordinance lurking around the corner to help powerful murderers and the four eye witness rule to free rapists?

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  • Malik Umair
    Jan 9, 2013 - 10:53PM

    Hand over the culprits to Punjab Police and let them be killed in police encounter on orders of CM Punjab as he did with the famous and the most terror in Gujranwala Nanhoo Goraya …He sent the Punjab Police team to Malaysia to arrest him …they arrested and brought him back to Pakistan but during interrogation which is also available on you tube he was confident that he will be released within few days …and within few days he was killed in encounter ..later his dead body was shown to whole gujranwala in police mobile van to ensure them that he’s dead and no more a terror for industrialists and people of the city ….i wish same cud happen with shahrukh , his father , siraj and his father but as long as they are in the custody of Sindh Police just forget about the fair justice with em …wat will happen wen CJ will b gone ? who will ensure that the punishment they deserve is carried out in true letter and spirit so KILL ALL CULPRITS IN ENCOUNTER AND SET AN EXAMPLE !

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  • laila sameet
    Jan 10, 2013 - 3:44AM

    Salaam-this is so terrible, hurts alot when ever i here sumething weird is going on like this. ive been through, nuthing happens didn’t got any justice yet but i still have hope dat INSHALLAH 1day v’ll get justice, same for bhai Shazaib. R.I.P, u were n will b a true HERO.my prayeerz r wid him and hiz family.

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  • Karachiwala
    Jan 10, 2013 - 3:52AM

    Nothing will happen to Talpur or Jatoi, Sindh Police (SP) has struck a lottery !!! from federal ministers to provincial ministers everyone gets their piece of pie. so far Sikander Jatoi has got Rs 37 Billion worth of civil contracts across “Pak Watan” after giving 10% to the concerned officers he can easily bail out fwe billions to save his son & his friends. . SP will throw everything in doubt and facilitate the murderers to get away with the crime. Civil society may go to Hell.

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  • Insaan
    Jan 10, 2013 - 6:11AM

    Investigation Officer Mubeen Ahmed 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.

    This is happening when a DSP’s son has been murdered.

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  • Afsheen
    Jan 13, 2013 - 10:18PM

    I don,t think so it’s whole are true story. Now They all want to fetch up this case. When shahrukh was killing shahzeb so where was shahzeb all friend and now they all sai we see shahrukh as killing shahzeb. Why police is finding shahrukh if siraj is responsible?

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