Shahrukh Jatoi files appeal in SHC against his conviction

KARACHI: Shahrukh Jatoi, convicted by Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) for murdering 20-year-old Shahzeb Khan in Defence area in Karachi, on Wednesday filed an appeal in Sindh High Court (SHC) against his conviction.

Judge Ghulam Mustafa Memon of ATC-III announced his 95-page verdict of the case on 7 June 2013. He had convicted Shahrukh Jatoi and Siraj Talpur and sentenced them to death, while accused Nawab Sajjad Ali Talpur and Ghulam Murtaza Lashari were convicted and sentenced to imprisonment for life under Section 7 (a) ATA read with section 302, 109 and 34 of the PPC for committing the offence of terrorism whereby death of deceased Shahzeb was caused.

Appellant, Shahrukh Jatoi submitted in criminal revision application that he was innocent and falsely had been implicated in the murder of Shahzeb Khan. He further submitted that ATC did not conduct the trail according to law.

He maintained that court did not consider the evidences and witnesses produced by defence counsels, adding it decided the case totally relying upon the prosecution. He requested the court to set aside the conviction as it was illegal and unlawful, and acquit him of the charges.

Earlier, Nawab Siraj Ali Talpur and Nawab Sajjad Ali Talpur on Monday filed an appeal against their convictions.

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