The Karachi police arrested on Monday union council chairman Raheem Shah for his involvement in the death of Jeay Sindh Tehreek Karachi President Irshad Ranjhani.
He has been arrested on the orders of the Karachi AIG Dr Ameer Ahmed Shaikh.
A case has been registered against him for barring onlookers from taking Ranjhani to a hospital after he shot him.
On Saturday, Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah demanded a report from Sindh Inspector General of Police Syed Kaleem Imam. He then ordered a judicial inquiry into the incident be requested. The inquiry team is investigating the case.
Ranjhani was shot dead on Wednesday in Karachi’s Bhains Colony and left to die on a public street as people looked on. No one took him to the hospital or offered aid. When the police arrived, they took him to the police station instead of the hospital, where he succumbed to his wounds.
The man who shot him, Raheem Shah, says that Ranjhani was a thief and had been following him after he withdrew Rs3 million from a bank near Nursery. He said two men on a motorcycle intercepted him near the Bhains Colony turning, off the National Highway.