Shahzeb murder case: CJP questions if case pertains to terrorism
ISLAMABAD: The Ideal Court docket on Wednesday held a listening to at the Shahzeb Khan homicide case, which is being re-examined after a civil society petition challenged a Sindh Top Court docket choice ordering a retrial of the case.
The SHC had put aside the punishments awarded to accused previous via an anti-terrorism court docket and had ordered a retrial of the case in a periods court docket. The defence had argued that the accused used to be a juvenile on the time of the crime.
Right through lately’s listening to, the legal professional representing the civil society introduced his arguments. Leader Justice Saqib Nasir stated it continues to be noticed if the case relates to terrorism.
The executive justice additional requested all over the listening to if a compromise were reached between the 2 events when the SHC gave its verdict at the case, to which the defence suggest answered within the affirmative.
Justice Nisar additionally wondered if the SC may just time period a verdict via another court docket as unconstitutional, with the bench wondering the
Representing the accused, Latif Khosa maintained all over the listening to that the case isn’t maintainable and added that an accused is already in jail.
Shahrukh Jatoi and different accused within the case had been provide all over lately’s listening to. The listening to used to be carried out via a three-member bench of the apex court docket headed via the manager justice.
The listening to of the case will resume on Thursday.
Previous, the apex court docket had issued orders to place names of the accused at the Go out Keep watch over Listing.
Participants of civil society had approached the Ideal Court docket towards the SHC ruling which put aside the loss of life penalty for Shahrukh Jatoi and others convicted for the 2012 homicide of Shahzeb and ordered their retrial via a periods court docket.
Ten civil society activists – together with 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 – had filed a felony petition within the Ideal Court docket’s Karachi Registry difficult the SHC’s November 28, 2017 ruling which said that the homicide case does now not fall throughout the jurisdiction of the Anti-Terrorism Act, 1997.
Of their petition, the civil society participants said that they have got the prison status to record the petition for go away to attraction as they’re electorate of Karachi and live in the similar locality – Defence Housing Authority – the place the homicide happened.
They said within the petition that the incident used to be now not simply of a person nature, however carried critical repercussions for the society at huge.
On December 23, 2017, Jatoi, the son of an influential feudal, and different defendants within the Shahzeb Khan homicide case, had been launched from custody on bail after Shahzeb’s father submitted a sworn statement in improve of the defendant’s bail utility.
Shahzeb used to be gunned down via Jatoi in a complicated locality of Karachi on December 25, 2012.
An ATC in 2013 had awarded loss of life sentences to Jatoi and Siraj Talpur for the homicide of Shahzeb, whilst lifestyles sentences had been awarded to Sajjad Ali Talpur and Ghulam Murtaza Lashari.
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