SHC puts off criminal revision application of Shahrukh Jatoi


KARACHI: The Sindh High Court on Monday put off till August 06 a criminal revision application of Shahrukh Jatoi, the youth condemned to death for killing a university student, through which he challenged the dismissal of his plea for his trial under the Juvenile Justice System Ordinance in the murder case.

A division bench headed by Justice Mohammad Ali Mazhar adjourned the application for want of time.

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 2013 after they were found guilty of murdering university student, Shahzeb Khan, in Defence on December 24, 2012. Shahrukh Jatoi and other convicts had filed appeals in the SHC challenging their conviction by the ATC.

Applicant, Shahrukh filed the application, challenging anti-terrorism court’s decision that dismissed his application seeking reexamination his age and trial under the Juvenile Justice System Ordinance.

The applicant’s counsel said a special medical board team report confirmed the age of his client to be between 19 and 20 years of age, and the trial court had failed to examine Jatoi’s birth certificate, the B-form issued by the district municipal corporation as well as the educational and identity documents issued by the National Database Registration Authority.

He said all the documents confirmed that the age of the suspect was below 18.