One of Shahzeb's alleged murderers could have escaped to Australia: Police

Suspect's father claims Shahrukh Jatoi has fled the country. Police suspect he did so on fake documents.

Our Correspondent January 03, 2013
Police seek help from Australian High Commission to repatriate Shahzeb's killer. PHOTO: ATHAR KHAN/ THE EXPRESS TRIBUNE

Hot on the trails of Shahzeb Khan's killers, police investigators have turned to the Australian High Commission to seek repatriation of one of the prime suspects in the case after it emerged that he may have escaped to the island country.

SP Investigation Faizullah Karejo, quoting the Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) immigration cell report, told The Express Tribune on Wednesday that there is no available record of alleged murderer Shahrukh Jatoi boarding any flight out of the country on his original passport. “We do not have any confirmation about the escape of Shahrukh, which, if it happened, could happen only on fake documents.”

The investigation team was prompted when Shahrukh’s father, Sikander Jatoi confirmed in a statement that his son had fled to Australia.“But after Shahrukh’s father, Sikander Jatoi’s statement, we have asked Australian High Commission to ensure the return of Shahrukh if he is present there as he is nominated in the murder FIR.”

Shahzeb Khan, son of senior DSP Aurangzeb Khan, was allegedly killed by his neighbours Nawab Siraj Talpur and his friend, Shahrukh Jatoi near Mubarak Masjid in Karachi’s Defence area on December 25 following a small argument.

The apex court has also taken suo motu notice of the murder and police has also prepared their progress report and are due to submit it to the Supreme Court.

Since his murder, investigators have been conducting several raids in Karachi and different parts of Sindh including Hyderabad, Sukkar and Badin. At least two dozen people have been questioned, including Shahrukh Jatoi’s family manager, Mustafa Jatoi, about any possible leads on the whereabouts of the suspects.

“We have questioned a number of people including their servants, watchmen, gunmen and employees,” he said.

“We do not have any major lead from them but we will soon trace them,” SP Karejo vowed.

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anni | 8 years ago | Reply

all praise to the almightly allah, jatoi and talpur you will face the same

Khwaja Aftab Shah | 8 years ago | Reply

Pakistan has around 144 districts and every district has 4/5 so called political families / local feudal lords. One can check their historical background, doesn't matter if the present generation is educated or little sofisticated. Since independence these families are in power except short period of ZA Bhutto with little participation of middle class. Majority seats in Parliament are from Rural areas and Urban area politicians have the same feudal attitude. Most of these feudal run parallel government in whole district (in tehsils & villages) controlling police and revenue (thana & Kacheri). Even the justice department is also influenced by them in one way or the other by dictation to lawyers and judges.This elite ruling class is corrupt, cruel, law beaker and criminal in many cases. Nothing will change in Pakistan as long as the Development Funds are being distributed among the elected elite. Politics is the highest profitable business of few hundred people in the country.

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