Karachi: The Anti-Terrorism Court ATC on Saturday sent Shahrukh Jatoi, the prime suspect in Shahzeb Khan murder case, on judicial custody to juvenile jail till January 29.
The court also sent other co-accused in Khan’s case Siraj Talpur, Sajjad Talpur, and their cook Ghulam Murtaza Lashari to central jail Karachi.
Shahrukh Jatoi, along with Siraj Talpur, Sajjad Talpur, and their cook Ghulam Murtaza Lashari, have been accused for murdering the 20yearold in his car over a minor dispute near Mubarak Masjid in Phase of the Defence Housing Authority in the early hours of December 25.
Shahrukh, along with Siraj Talpur, Sajjad Talpur and their employee Ghulam Murtaza Lashari, was produced before the ATC judge by the police on 17 January and on the request of investigation officer the court had granted seven-day remand of the suspects and directed the IO to examine Shahrukh’s age through an ossification test and submit a report at the next hearing.
On Saturday, the suspects were produced by police before Incharge Judge ATCIII, Bashir Ahmed Khoso amid tight security. IO pleaded court for extension of remand; however his plea was turned down. Police presented a bone ossification test which stated that Jatoi’s age was between 17 and 18 years.
The court accepted Jatoi as a minor and sent him on judicial custody to the juvenile prison. Other co-accused were sent to central prison Karachi. The court directed police to receive custody and produce all four before the court again on January 30. During the proceedings IO informed the court that a 9mm pistol used in the crime had been recovered.