Ranjahni incident raises serious doubts on professionalism of police: CM Murad

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister, Syed Murad Ali Shah has stated that the unfortunate incident of the killing of Irshad Ranjhani has shaken the write of the state.


The Chief Minister, in his letter to Inspector General Police Dr Kaleem Imam, says he was writing this letter in utter dismay with regard to the unfortunate incident that took place on February 06.

CM Sindh writes to IGP, “The handling of the incident has cast serious doubts on the professionalism and efficiency of the police force.”

“Apparently Abdul Rahim acted like judge, jury and the executioner at the scene and violently flaunted the rule of the gun at the crime scene. Also, he did not allow anyone, on the spot, to take the deceased to hospital,” CM Sindh wrote in a letter to IGP.


Murad Ali Shah also says, “Police force exhibited an irresponsible attitude and did not reach the scene in time, which resulted in the victim’s succumbing to his gunshot wounds before being shifted to hospital.”

He sought report from the IGP in this regard within 48 hours.

Earlier today, the union council (UC) chairman of Bhains Colony, Abdul Rahim Shah, was arrested on the recommendation of a police team investigating the killing of political worker Irshad Ranjhani.

Karachi police chief Dr Amir Sheikh had formed an inquiry team to look into the matter. The team led by deputy inspector general (DIG) East Amir Farooqi and comprising SSP Ghulam Azfar Mahesar and SSP Investigation (Malir) Farrukh Malik had recommended the Bhains Colony UC chairman’s arrest.

Speaking to the media today, the head of the investigative team said, “The murder was a result of a robbery attempt. As Shah left a bank, an attempt was made to loot him.”

On February 6, Abdul Rahim Shah, the UC chairman of Bhains Colony, had declared Ranjhani a thief and killed him in Shah Latif Town. The UC chairman had also halted attempts to take Ranjhani to a hospital.


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