Here's How Pakistanis Are Reacting To Shahrukh Jatoi Getting Released On Bail After Committing Murder

By Aam Nawab | 24 Dec, 2017

The Shahrukh Jatoi case has been in the news – on and off – for the past five years. People all around the country were transfixed as the case revealed what appears to be a rich spoiled brat murdering an innocent guy.

 

The terrible murder committed on December 25, 2012 had captured the whole nation’s attention

The then Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry taking suo motu action on the case brought it to public attention after 20 year old Shahzeb Khan was gunned down in Karachi. Shahrukh Jatoi, along with Siraj Ali Talpur and Sajjad Ali Talpur were accused of committing the crime and handed death penalty, the highest punishment for murder under Pakistani law, by an Anti-Terrorism Court.

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Source: pakalerts.wordpress.com

Recently, however, Shahzeb Khan’s father announced that the family had pardoned the accused and are willing to drop their case against them. This prompted suspicion among people that Shahrukh Jatoi and Talpur brothers’ kin had pressurized the family of the victim to drop the case.

 

Well, in a culmination of the new developments, Shahrukh Jatoi, the main accused, was released on bail from Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) in Karachi where he was being treated while in custody

Shahrukh-Jatoi-Jail
Source: dailytimes.com.pk

The bail, which was set at Rs. 500,000, is said to have been paid by the accused’s lawyer and approved by the Court in Saturday.

 

As expected, the release of Shahrukh Jatoi has prompted a wave of criticism on the Pakistani social media

 

Many are criticizing the Judiciary not realizing that they just followed the law, in reality

 

There are those who’ve taken the recent remarks about free Judiciary by the Chief Justice to heart and mocking them

 

Others are recalling similar incidents where the justice system of Pakistan failed to protect the victims

 

This journalist pointed out, correctly, that bail does not equal the accused being let go completely

 

Some are even concerned about the suspicious pardon that the victim’s father granted the accused

 

People are angry

 

And sad

 

But mostly, people are just disheartened that the country’s legal system allows the rich to manipulate and plunder as much as they want

 

Here’s a timeline of the events that the folks over at Dawn.com made:

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Source: dawn.com

 

What are your thoughts about this development? Sound off in the comments below.

 

 

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