Sindh CM orders judicial inquiry into Ranjhani’s murder


KARACHI: Taking serious notice of the Irshad Ranjhani murder case, Sindh Chief Minister (CM) Syed Murad Ali Shah on Saturday ordered a judicial inquiry into the crime.

The chief minister directed Chief Secretary Mumtaz Shah to write a letter to Sindh High Court (SHC) Registrar in this regard.

He said that the government had restored peace in the city with its political will in which police, rangers and Pakistan army had rendered a lot of sacrifices. “We can’t allow anybody to take the law into his hands,” he added.

It may be recalled that Ranjhani, a Jeay Sindh Tehreek (JST) activist, was reportedly killed on February 6 by union council (UC) Nazim Rahim Shah at Bhens Colony who barred people present on the spot from taking the victim to the hospital.

Protestors claim that Ranjhani was allegedly shot twice by Rahim, but was still alive when he was taken to Shah Latif police station, where he was allegedly shot eight more times by police officials.

Earlier, the chief minister had directed Sindh Inspector General of P0lice (IGP) Dr Kaleem Imam to conduct an inquiry into the murder case by constituting a highly professional inquiry team of policemen, led by a senior police officer, to probe the murder case from multiple angles and aspects.

He also directed that a detailed report containing details of the police record of the killer and the killed, where the police was when the crime was committed, post mortem report, person who registered the FIR, which sections have been invoked, whether the killer and his accomplices have been arrested or not and the progress of the case so far be sent to him. “I want you to keep posting day-to-day progress of the case to me,” the CM told the IGP.

“The government cannot allow anybody to establish a state within the state by taking a gun in his hand to kill a person by terming him a dacoit. I am sorry, I cannot allow such incidents taking place in the city which is becoming a centre of peace, a hub of international sports, a seat of learning and where business activities are thriving with every passing day,” he emphasised.

“This city only belongs to each and every person living here peacefully and there is no space for criminals, dacoits, killers and outlaws here,” he added.

Moreover, CM Murad also ordered the provincial IGP to intensify targeted operations against outlaws and criminals in the city.