The counsels for Talpur brothers, Mehmood Qureshi and Haq Nawaz Talpur, presented their final arguments before the Anti-Terrorism Court-III on Tuesday.
The two lawyers said that the case was highly doubtful as there were many contradictions and variations in the statements recorded by the witnesses before the police and the court, adding that the brothers were falsely implicated in the case. They also claimed that all the witnesses were set up.
Following the arguments, Judge Ghulam Mustafa Memon adjourned the hearing till Wednesday. Shahrukh Jatoi, Nawab Siraj Ali Talpur, Nawab Sajjad Ali Talpur and Ghulam Murtaza Lashari had been charged for killing 20-year old Shahzeb Khan on the night of Dec 24, 2012, after an altercation broke out when Lashari allegedly teased the victim’s sister.
Lashari’s lawyer will present his arguments at the next hearing.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 22nd, 2013.
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