(Karachi) Sindh government has made three Joint Investigation Team (JIT) reports of Lyari gang kingpin Uzair Baloch, Baldia factory fire tragedy as well as former Fishermen Cooperative Society head Nisar Morai public on Monday.
As per details, the Sindh government uploaded the reports on its home department website but as soon as they were published, the server of the website crashed, making it impossible to access the said reports. However, some media outlets managed to gain access to the reports.
The revelations of the reports is stated as under:
Uzair Baloch confessions
The 36-page JIT report against Uzair Baloch made revelations of horrible facts regarding his criminal activities.
• Seven-Station House Officers (SHOs) had been appointed in police stations on the basis of Baloch’s political influences in order to establish an organized network of criminals in Lyari.
• In 2019, Iqbal Bhatti had been appointed as Town Police Office (TPO) Lyari by Uzair Baloch, whereas, Muhammad Raisi had been given charge of Lyari administrator in the same year.
• The JIT report also revealed the purchase of various weapons between 2008 and 2013, as well as his implication in the targeted killing of several people.
• Extortion money worth million was sent to a foreign country on a monthly basis despite Uzair's escape from Pakistan during wide-scale operation initiated in Karachi.
• More than 20 accomplices of Uzair Baloch are listed in the JIT report which also mentioned a 16-member squad of the Lyari gang war criminal.
Baldia Factory Fire revelations
The JIT in its conclusive report stated that the Baldia Town factory inferno incident was ‘a terrorism act’, rejecting it as an accident where more than 250 people had been burnt alive on September 11, 2012 in Karachi.
• The 27-page report stated that the factory was set ablaze by miscreants over non-payment of Rs200 million as extortion money.
• The findings transpired the irresponsible role of the police, which seemed to be hiding the real characters involved in the mass killing of the innocent people.
• The investigators said in the report that the main characters in the terrorism incident of Baldia Town factory fire should be brought back from foreign country besides putting them in the Exit Control List (ECL) and seizure of their passports.
• They also sought to provide protection to the witnesses of the incident. It emerged that Hammad Siddiqui and Rehman Bhola were directly involved in the terrorism incident which was previously dealt with in a non-professional manner.
• The JIT members found that many elements attempted internally and externally influence the investigation process in order to benefit the people behind the carnage.
• It is also exposed that a 1,000-yard bungalow had been purchased in Hyderabad city by using the extortion money by the assailants before the occurrence of the Baldia factory incident.
• The First Investigation Report (FIR) of the terrorism act was presented in a way that it was simply a murder incident, said the JIT report, adding the police had failed to carry out the investigation in an impartial way after being pressurised.
• JIT demanded to register a new FIR and nominating the prime accused, including Rehman Bhola, Hammad Siddiqui, Zubair Charya and others in the case.
Nisar Morai's corruption
According to nine-page JIT report, Nisar Memon Morai was involved in various illegal activities.
• The accused employed 50 to 200 people as ghost employees in fisheries department.
• He extorted money from former FCS chairman Sultan Qamar Siddiqi.
• Morai facilitated land grabbers in lieu of huge bribes.
• The accused received huge sum of bribes to clear land challans.
• He was also involved in extorting money from gambling dens in order to patronize them.
• Nisar accused former Sindh home minister Zulfiqar Mirza of providing financial support and weapons to MQM-H to strengthen them against MQM-A.
• The report revealed that several illegal weapons were recovered from the possession of the accused.
• Nisar Morai was also involved in a murder case and an FIR of the same was registered at Defence police station.
• During his posting at a government dispensary, he never practically served there but received salary from health department.