Shahzeb murder case: Are suspects too influential, asks CJ

Published: February 4, 2013

File photo of 20-year-old Shahzeb Khan who was allegedly murdered by Shahrukh Jatoi. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry questioned on Monday why the law in the Shahzeb Khan murder case is not being able to finds its way, reported Express News. “Are the suspects too influential?” he questioned.

The chief justice, hearing the murder case, also asked authorities to submit footage of Express News programme in which Sikandar Jatoi, father of prime suspect Shahrukh, was interviewed.

Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Director Azam Khan presented a report to the court and stated that Shahrukh fled the country on December 27 along with his brother’s friend and had travelled with a fake passport under the name Syed Shahrukh. Justice Gulzar Ahmed questioned how Shahrukh obtained his ticket when he had a fake passport.

The chief justice also inquired how cameras and computers at the airport failed to locate Shahrukh while he was leaving the country. He also maintained that Sikandar had lied to the police during interrogation that his son left the country on December 25 and asked authorities to initiate action against him.

The hearing was adjourned till February 13.

Reader Comments (15)

  • Reality Check
    Feb 4, 2013 - 4:34PM

    An MBA student cannot be a minor. Although not a supporter of capital punishments but according to law of the state the murderer should be hanged. That will give justice to Shahzeb’s family and be a warning for other feudals that they can’t kill with impunity in Karachi. Their constituencies will however remain lawless until provision of education, health, infrastructure & media facilities

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  • Ahmad
    Feb 4, 2013 - 4:46PM

    Mr. CJ..! Please bring these monsters to the justice. Otherwise peace will remain a far cry for this unfortunate country.

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  • donny darko
    Feb 4, 2013 - 4:56PM

    lets forgive him, we are willing to sit down and negotiate with taliban, with anti state forces and with people who have blood of thousands of innocent people on their hands. what sharukh did was bad, nothing can be more cruel than killing another human being, but i firmly believe he deserves a second chance. instead of putting him behind bars or hanging him, he should be made to do communtiy service. make him realise the value of human life. ending one more life will serve no purpose.

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  • lily
    Feb 4, 2013 - 4:57PM

    true..for violence to end and for feudals to fear their evil actions,the murderer should be hanged.it will be an example to scare n keep others leashed who think a person life is very cheap.Recommend

  • Jadugar
    Feb 4, 2013 - 5:27PM

    If the so called underage can fake a passport, fool the immigration, escape from Pakistan, dodge the police, then maybe he should change his name to mine, that will work better for his actions. I wonder what else has he faked about, perhaps he has faked his Parents as well

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  • Reality Check
    Feb 4, 2013 - 7:21PM

    @donny darko:
    Community service for murder? Are you out of your mind?
    Even here in the States murder carries death penalty by electrocution or life imprisonment. His father would have also been jailed for 10 years minimum for lying on national media and forging a passport & other documents.

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  • Shah
    Feb 4, 2013 - 7:26PM

    I am waiting for the day when FEUDAL politics will finish in Pakistan.Only than you can develop. CJ….good going….

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  • Shahid
    Feb 4, 2013 - 7:31PM

    No Mercy; Murderer, criminal mind like these ugly animals in human form, belonging to the cursed waderas, should be incarcerated and punished to the maximum. Public hanging to these so called ‘the mighty’ teaches lessons to other petty criminals and is a strong deterrence. Absolutely, no mercy;

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  • Shadman
    Feb 4, 2013 - 8:15PM

    @donny darko: Community Service for Murder???? Pakistan Zindabad

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  • ishrat salim
    Feb 4, 2013 - 9:59PM

    @Jadugar:

    his parents are responsible for such acts, it is his father who did all the faking etc; to get him out of the country….he should be punished too….

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  • Dan
    Feb 4, 2013 - 10:11PM

    To all those who wants a second chance for Shahrukh, I would like to hear the same second chance chant given that Shahzeb was your real brother, your cousin or a dear friend.

    Please compare murder rates in Saudi Arabia to USA or any other country where the so called ‘Eye for an eye leaves the world blind’ phenomenon is applied and then analyze the murder rates and you’ll get the answer.

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  • Parvez
    Feb 4, 2013 - 10:27PM

    This is an open-and-shut case. The longer it drags in the courts because the prosecution is inept, the perception that ‘ the suspects really are too influental ‘ has the chance of becoming reality.

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  • Raja Islam
    Feb 5, 2013 - 1:35AM

    @Reality Check:
    Sikandar Jatoi is not a feudal. he was a construction contractor who accumulated wealth through the use of his connections with influentials. He was the front man in a number of deals for purchasing government industry during the de-nationalization period.

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  • Karachiwala
    Feb 5, 2013 - 3:47AM

    Sindh Police is on the payroll of Sikandar Jatoi, the problem is CJ who can not be bought !! the rest is under control not to worry. Lets wait and see when CJ will retire than things will move as per Sikandar Jatoi’s wishes. Those who gave evidence against Shahrukh should look for political asylum, they will need it or else perish like Shahzeb Khan and this time Shahrukh Jatoi will come with Police Forec. Pakistan Zindabad

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  • CAPITAL PUNISHMENT
    Feb 11, 2013 - 1:44PM

    @donny darko: set him free, may be he will kill you next time.

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