Manhunt for Shahrukh Jatoi: Police team heads to Dubai

Sources reveal officials will assist Interpol, Dubai’s CID police in their search for Shahrukh.


Our Correspondent January 08, 2013
DIG South says there are reports of Shahrukh Jatoi landing in UAE, travelling on another name. PHOTO: ATHAR KHAN/ THE EXPRESS TRIBUNE

KARACHI:


The manhunt for Shahrukh Jatoi, and other suspects, picked pace on Monday when a team of police officials departed Karachi for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to apprehend the accused following the issuance of formal arrest warrants.


According to some media reports, Shahrukh had already been taken into custody by the team in Dubai. However, the reports could not be independently verified by The Express Tribune.

The latest move in the high profile murder inquiry has become possible after a Karachi Anti Terrorism Court issued perpetual non-bailable warrants for the arrest of Shahrukh Jatoi and his father on Monday.

Sources reveal that officials will assist Interpol and Dubai’s CID police in their search for Shahrukh. Besides, Shahrukh Jatoi, at least three other companions namely Asif Lund, Mazhar Khaliq and Azhar Khaliq are likely present in Dubai as well. These accused were also present at the time of Shahzeb’s murder.

Police have already seized the Prado belonging to Lund, which was used in the murder, during a raid at his residence. Special Investigation Unit police chief SSP Farooq Awan said that Shahrukh Jatoi could not escape after the issuance of red-warrants. “After the issuance of red warrants we will arrest him (Shahrukh) no matter which part of the world he escapes to,” he added.

Shahrukh Jatoi has been evading arrest after he reportedly left for UAE on December 27, two days after the incident.

How did Shahrukh Jatoi escape to Dubai?

A senior police officer on the condition of anonymity told The Express Tribune that the police suspected the involvement of Federal Investigating Agency (FIA) officials in helping Shahrukh board an Emirates flight without undertaking exit procedures. Meanwhile, under pressure to explain the escape of the high-profile suspect, the FIA has also initiated an inquiry into the matter.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 8th, 2013.

COMMENTS (14)

Syed | 8 years ago | Reply

As a society sometimes we wake up and take interest in a case like we did in this case. But unfortunately our attention span is short and we let go of the pressure at or after the arrest and don't follow through until the justice is completely served. Speaking of which how many of us remember and/or following up on Sailkot brother's case????

A positive lesson can also be drawn from this that we can defeat anyone no matter how powerful if we stand up and demand properly, like it happened so far in this case. I just hope that we don't relent on the pressure at this point.

Saleem | 8 years ago | Reply @watchtower: Of course the justice is highly selective. It is mainly for point scoring.
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