KARACHI: A local court on Saturday reserved the verdict in Sindhi nationalist party leader Irshad Ranjhani murder case on sending suspects Abdul Rahim Shah and police inspector Riaz to jail on judicial remand.

According to Sindhpost, the suspects Abdul Rahim and Riaz were produced before a judicial magistrates court in Malir amid tight security.

During the hearing, the investigation officer (IO) pleaded to the court to send the suspects to jail on judicial remand. The IO said investigation from the suspects had been completed and there was no need for physical remand anymore.

The court reserved the verdict after hearing arguments of both the parties.

It is pertinent to mention that Sindhi nationalist party leader Irshad Ranjhani was allegedly shot dead by Union Council chairman Rahim Shah in Bhains Colony neighbourhood on Thursday (last week). The victim remained lying on the road with bullet wounds for at least one hour before breathing his last.

Taking the notice, CM Murad had sought the complete report of incident from Inspector General Sindh Police and ordered to arrest the culprit. Raheem Shah, the local UC chairman, had claimed that he opened fire on Irshad Ranjhani, who was later identified as president of Jeay Sindh Tehreeks (JST) Karachi chapter, while foiling a robbery attempt.

The brother of the slain nationalist leader said that Ranjhani had left for Hyderabad on Tuesday and since then he was out of contact with the family. He alleged that the UC chairman was used by someone else to kill his brother, saying Ranjhani was not a criminal but a political activist.

Ranjhanis mother died of shock when his body was brought at home. According to eye witnesses, Ranjhani sustained bullet wounds and remained on the road for at least an hour in injured condition before shifting him to police station instead of hospital.

Police came at the scene very late and surprisingly took the injured to police station first and later referred to hospital but Ranjhani breathed his last before reaching the medical facility.