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By our correspondent
Wednesday, January 09, 2013
From Print Edition


Police have run into the sand yet again as Shahrukh Jatoi, the main accused in the Shahzeb murder case, has given them the slip once more and escaped from Dubai to the US.


A police team headed by DIG Dost Muhammad Baloch and Anti-Violent Crime Cell SSP Niaz Khosa had landed in Dubai on Monday to arrest Jatoi.


However, sources said Jatoi had left Dubai for the US on Monday morning at about 3am.


“The accused is still at large,” DIG South Shahid Hayat Khan told The News on Tuesday.


Jatoi is charged with the murder of 20-year-old Shahzeb near Mubarak Masjid in Defence Phase V on December 25.


He had reportedly fled the country on an Emirates flight two days after the murder.


An anti-terrorism court had issued non-bailable warrants for the arrest of Jatoi and his father on Monday. Three other suspects, Nawab Siraj Ali Talpur, Nawab Sajjad Ali Talpur and Ghulam Murtaza Lashari, were remanded in police custody for 10 days.


In a case lodged at the Darakhshan police station, Shahzeb’s father, DSP Aurangzeb Khan, has alleged that his son was killed by Shahrukh Jatoi, Nawab Siraj Ali Talpur, Nawab Sajjad Ali Talpur and their employee, Ghulam Murtaza Lashari, after his son stopped the employee from harassing his daughter.


The apex court had taken suo motu notice of the case after it was highlighted by the print, electronic and social media.