According to news, Shahrukh Jatoi and other Shahzeb murder case defendants were released from the Malir Jail on Wednesday.
Shahrukh Jatoi murdered Shahzeb Khan, a university student, in a targeted retaliation on December 25, 2012, in Karachi, Pakistan. The police initially failed to capture Shahzeb Khan’s murderers. There were nationwide protests against the misuse of power by the rich in Pakistan. On June 7, 2013, Siraj Talpur, a member of the Talpur clan, and Shahrukh Jatoi, a feudal Sikandar Jatoi’s son, received death sentences for their roles in the murders. Sajjad Talpur and Ghulam Murtaza Lashari received life sentences for their assistance.
However, DSP Aurangzeb Khan and Ambreen Aurangzeb, Shahzeb’s parents, made the decision to submit an affidavit to the court. They did it in September 2013 asking for the release of all four defendants and for the pardon of all four. On December 23, 2017, the Sindh High Court granted the motion. But they reopened the case before the SHC. The defendants were ordered to be put back into prison on February 1, 2018, per an order from the Supreme Court of Pakistan.
Details indicate that following the Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of the accused. Court realsed the both accused. They include Shahrukh Jatoi, the main convict in the Shahzeb murder case, and other prisoners who were freed from Karachi’s Malir Jail.
On October 18, 2022, the SC declared Shahrukh Jatoi innocent in the Shahzeb murder case. Following receipt of a release order, the guards at Malir Jail freed the suspect. Two days ago, the SC published a thorough decision about the matter.
In 2013, a court with jurisdiction over counterterrorism condemned Shahrukh and his accomplice Siraj Ali Talpur to death. However, the high court eventually changed Jatoi’s death sentence in the well-known Shahzeb murder case to a life sentence.
In accordance with the Qisas and Diyat legislation, the complaining party ‘pardoned’ him in 2017. But in 2018, Pakistan’s Supreme Court acknowledged it. Following that, the Sindh High Court remitted his execution sentence to life in jail (SHC).