Lawyers of Shahrukh Jatoi on Wednesday filed an appeal in the Sindh High Court against the death sentence given to him by the anti-terrorism court on June 7.
The ATC had allowed Jatoi’s lawyers seven days to appeal against the verdict.
Jatoi’s lawyers claimed that the eyewitnesses’ statements did not match earlier statements and that the court should review its verdict.
On December 25, last year, Shahzeb Khan, 20, was gunned down by Shahrukh Jatoi, who was accompanied by his friends, Siraj and Sajjad Talpur. The young men had a fight after the Talpur’s servant, Ghulam Murtaza Lashari, teased Shahzeb’s sister.
The Talpur brothers are also appealing their conviction at the Sindh High Court. Advocate Mehmood Qureshi filed an appeal on their behalf on Monday
Qureshi argued that the prosecution’s story is based on dishonesty and mala fide, as it was based on ‘second’ version given by the complainant, DSP Aurangzeb Khan, who is also the victim’s father.