Sindh CM orders judicial inquiry of JST activist's death

Chief minister directs IG to form inquiry team to probe the matter

Hafeez Tunio February 09, 2019
Sindh CM Murad Ali Shah. PHOTO: PPP/ TWITTER


Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Saturday took notice and ordered a judicial inquiry into Jeay Sindh Tehreek (JST) activist Irshad Ranjhani's murder.

The chief minister directed Chief Secretary Mumtaz Shah to write to the Sindh High Court (SHC) registrar and request launching a judicial inquiry into Ranjhani's murder.

“We can’t allow anybody to take the law into his hand,” the chief minister said.

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Earlier, CM Shah directed IG Sindh Dr Kaleem Imam to constitute an inquiry team to conduct a thorough investigation of the matter. Shah further directed that the team should be led by a senior police official. He also instructed the IG to update him on day-to-day progress.

On February 6, Ranjhani was killed by the union council chairman in Karachi's Bhains Colony. Sources privy to the development maintained that the chairman did not allow those present on the spot to take the victim to the hospital.




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