SC moved against SHC ruling in Shahzeb murder case
KARACHI (92 News) – A group of civil society activists have on Tuesday moved the Supreme Court (SC) against the Sindh High Court’s (SHC) ruling in the Shahzeb Khan murder case.
The civil society activists group filed a petition in the SC Karachi registry, challenging the SHC’s November 28 verdict that stated that the murder case does not fall within the ambit of the Anti-Terrorism Act, 1997.
The petitioners said that the release of accused Shahrukh Jatoi only became possible by removing the terrorism clauses from the case.
The civil society appealed the apex court to nullify high court’s judgment.
On Saturday, Sindh High Court (SHC) ordered to release suspects Shah Rukh Jatoi and others on bail in Shahzaib murder case after the deceased’s father told that he will have no objection if his son’s killers are set free.
Shahzeb, the only son of DSP Orangzeb, was shot dead in December 2012 in Defense area of Karachi over a petty dispute.
The killing of the university student sparked outrage across Pakistan and various groups and organizations threw their support behind his family’s struggle for justice. Activists set up pages on social media and newspapers and television channels covered demands on the police to file charges.
Shahrukh Jatoi and Nawab Siraj Talpur were handed the death penalty after being found guilty of shooting dead university student Shahzeb Khan last December. The incident took place after Khan was returning from a family wedding and got into a argument with one of Talpur’s servants. The servant had apparently made comments to Khan’s sister.