Shahzeb murder case: Shahrukh Jatoi deceived 5 authorities, inquiry finds

Case sent to trial court, DG FIA ordered to submit report on why investigation is weak.


Web Desk February 22, 2013
File photo of 20-year-old Shahzeb Khan who was allegedly murdered by Shahrukh Jatoi. PHOTO: FILE

KARACHI: The Supreme Court has issued the short order on the Shahzeb Khan murder case and has ordered that it be sent to a Trial Court, Express News reported on Friday.

A three member bench was hearing the case. The chief justice ordered Director General (DG) Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to give a detailed explanation of why the investigation was weak. The case has now been moved to the trial court.

The inquiry suggested that prime suspect Shahrukh Jatoi had deceived five authorities, including the FIA, when he fled the country last year.

Earlier in the day, the court witnessed an intense dialogue between the Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry and Director FIA Muhammad Malik.

Malik stated that Shahrukh could not be seen in the CCTV footage of Karachi airport. FIA had been given the responsibility to thoroughly investigate the case.

The chief justice bombarded director FIA with questions, “How did Shahrukh [prime suspect for Shahzeb murder case] reach the plane when he cannot be seen in the CCTV footage? How come no one saw him leaving or entering the airport? Did a helicopter transport him directly on the door step of the airplane?”

He further expressed his displeasure and said that Karachi airport has become a hub for human smuggling.

On February 4, 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.

COMMENTS (10)

jawed sardar | 8 years ago | Reply

The killer is so iinfluential that after killing he was sent to dubai with the help of FIA and PPP influentials. He must be hanged in public so nobody even rich and influential can think of commiting murder or any crime. Any body who provided fake passport or any ID and helped in getting him out of country must be punished. I have seen him on tv while going to court it looks that he is in not in jail but enjoing 5 star hotel facilty in the police lock up

Ahmed | 8 years ago | Reply

Its important to find out how he escaped and who helped him so that loop hole can be closed for future cases.

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