KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday rejected an application by provincial government to initiate judicial inquiry into the Irshad Ranjhani’s murder.

According to sources, SHC has sent a written reply on the provincial government’s plea.

The letter written by SHC to provincial government says that we can not order a direct judicial inquiry.

Judicial inquiry can be initiated by relative district and session court, the letter read.

If provincial government wants to start judicial inquiry they should write a letter to relative district and session judge, the letter added.

According to a law passed in 2005 that a district and session court can itself initiate judicial inquiry, the letter concluded.

Earlier, on the directions of Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah, the home secretary had written a letter to registrar of Sindh High Court to conduct judicial inquiry of Irshad Ranjhanis murder on Saturday.

According to CMs spokesperson, Sindh home secretary made an appeal to the district and session judge Malir to probe the incident.

In the letter, the secretary requested to the registrar to inquire the objectives of the incident and the delay in providing medical assistant to injured Irshad Ranjhani in next 30 days.

It is pertinent to mention here that CM Sindh had directed the home secretary to write a letter to registrar of SHC to form a judicial commission to probe the incident.