KARACHI: A district and sessions court granted interim pre-arrest bail to Shahrukh Jatoi’s brother, Nawab Ali Jatoi, who has been accused of helping Shahrukh escape the country using fake travel documents.
The court also issued notices to the district public prosecutor as well as the investigating officer to appear before the court along with the police file of the case at the next hearing.
Two days after Shahzeb Khan’s murder on December 24 last year, Shahrukh escaped the country to Dubai, allegedly aided by his older brother and Muhammad Khurram, who was a director for one of the companies run by Sikander Jatoi.
A case no. 26/13, under sections 419 and 109 of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC), read with sections 3/4 and 6(1) of Passport Act, 1974, was lodged against Shahrukh and other suspects at the Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) Anti-Human Trafficking Circles.
Travel agency directors, employee get bail
The Sindh High Court also granted pre-arrest bail to the directors of a travel agency who have been charged with helping Shahrukh escape to Dubai through illegal means.
The FIA had booked Muhammad Abu Bakar Dochki and Muhammad Omer Dochki, the directors of Fazal-e-Rabbi (Pvt) Limited on January 28 on the charges of arranging air tickets for Shahrukh. The agency had also booked the firm’s travel consultant Sohail Ahmed. A case No. 26/2013 under Sections 419 and 109 of the Pakistan Penal Code read with sections 3 4 and 6(1) of the Passport Act 1974 was registered by the FIA’s anti-human trafficking circle.
Justice Ahmed Ali M Sheikh, who was heading the bench, granted bail to the Dochki brothers who will pay the surety of Rs500,000 each. Sohail was also granted ‘post’ arrest bail against a surety of Rs500,000.
Correction: Shahzeb was earlier misspelt in the headline. The correction has been made.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 29th, 2013.
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