Shahzeb murder case: SC orders Shahrukh Jatoi, three others to be placed on ECL

Chief Justice Pakistan (CJP) Saqib Nisar, with the three-member bench, has ordered Interior Secretary to place the names of Shahrukh Jatoi, Siraj Talpur, Sajjad Talpur and Ghulam Mustafa Lashari on Exit Control List (ECL) in Shahzeb Khan murder case.

Three-member bench, under the leadership of CJP, began the hearing of Shahzeb Khan murder case at SC’s Karachi registry.

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SC grants leave to civil society to appeal against Sindh High Court’s (SHC) order which stated that Shahzeb Khan’s murder case does not fall under any anti-terrorism law. The Apex court has asked interior secretary to ensure that accused are placed on ECL.

Meanwhile, the three-member bench has also issued bailable warrants for Shahrukh Jatoi, three others against surety bond of Rs 5,00,000 per person. Court has also ordered concerned police officials to arrest and produce the accused in front of SC in Islamabad.

Civil society’s petition

Right activists – Jibran Nasir, Jamshed Raza Mahmood, Afiya Shehrbano Zia, Naeem Sadiq, Nazim Fida Hussain Haji, Zulfiqar Shah, Aquila Ismail, Fahim Zaman Khan, and Naziha Syed Ali – filed a criminal petition in the Supreme Court, challenging the SHC order.

The petition, filed through renowned lawyer Faisal Siddiqui, asserted that residents of the same city where Shahzeb was murdered, had filed a criminal petition for leave-to-appeal challenging the SHC order for not applying ATA provisions and setting aside the conviction recorded by the trial court.

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The petition said the incident of gruesome murder resulted in striking terror which created fear and insecurity in the general public. The civil society members claimed that the fear and panic among the residents of the area offered enough grounds for them to file the case, even though they did not directly know the deceased.

They said they were personally terrorised and intimidated by the murder.


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