Sindh High Court orders retrial of Shahzeb Khan murder case

KARACHI: Sindh High Court has ordered a retrial of high profile murder case related to Shahzeb Khan who was shot to dead by Shahrukh Jatoi in 2012.

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Sources reveal that the Counsel of Shahrukh Jatoi, FArooq H.Nayek contended that the applications of Anti Terrorism Laws on Sharukh Jatoi could not be implemented, as the murderer at the time of this murder was juvenile, sources reveals.

The lawyer also argued that the murder was not the result of terrorism it was more due to personal enimity.

The Court then ordered to refer this matter to session court, also the judge said the case could be sent for a retrial in a sessions court after a review of whether the terrorism charges were applicable or not.

Twenty-year-old Shahzeb Khan, who was the son of Deputy Superintendent of Police Aurangzeb Khan, was gunned down in Karachi’s Defence Housing Authority area on the night of December 24, 2012, when he was returning home along with his sister after attending a wedding.

He was murdered reportedly after he had an altercation with one of the suspects’ servants who had allegedly given verbal threats to the victim’s sister

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