SHC directs preparing fresh paper book for appeals of Shahrukh Jatoi, others

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Monday directed its office to prepare fresh paper book in appeals of Shahrukh Jatoi and other three convicts against their sentences handed down by Anti-Terrorism Court in Shahzeb murder case.

A division bench headed by Justice Muhammad Ali M sheikh gave this direction after counsel for appellants pointed out some errors and discrepancies in paper book. The bench adjourned the hearing of case till April 14.

Shahrukh Jatoi along with Nawab Siraj Ali Talpur was sentenced to death while Siraj’s brother Nawab Sajjad Ali Talpur and his employee Ghulam Murtaza Lashari were sentenced to life imprisonment by the ATC on June 7 after finding them guilty of murdering a private university student Shahzaib Khan in Defence area on December 24 last year.

Prime convict Shahrukh Jatoi and other convicts filed appeals in SHC challenging their conviction by ATC. They submitted in their appeals that the trial court erred in its judgment by convicting the appellant, saying that the prosecution miserably failed to prove its case beyond any shadow of doubt.

They submitted that there existed glaring contradictions in the statements of prosecution witnesses, which could not be sustained in the eyes of the law as well as the rulings of superior courts.

They prayed to the court to set aside the trial court’s order as the prosecution could not establish its case sufficiently, and order the release of the appellant.

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