KARACHI: Additional District and Sessions Judge West Maqbool Ahmed Memon tpday refused to accept copy of joint investigation team(JIT) report in Baldia Town factory fire case and ordered authorities to present original report of the investigation in next hearing.
During the hearing of Baldia Town factory fire case, the court reissued non-bailable arrest warrant of fugitive, Mansoor, the General Manager of the ill-fated factory.
The court expressed annoyance when a 214-page copy of JIT’s report was presented before the judge and ordered authorities to present original report of the investigation in next hearing. The court also ordered authorities concerned to take action against investigation officer in the case, Jahanzaib.
The investigation officer appeared before the court later than the due time upon which the court reprimanded him. The court adjourned the hearing till May 28
It is worth mentioning that a factory in Karachi’s Baldia Town was allegedly set on fire in September 2012. A political party was alleged of the crime citing non-compliance with extortion demands the reason behind.
One of the persons mentioned in the factory case, Anees Qaimkhani, a former Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) member recently returned to the country and joined ex-mayor Mustafa Kamal’s party.
Over 250 people were killed while at least 600 injured in the fire incident in Baldia Town.