Karachi: The Sindh High Court (SHC) admitted on Monday that it heard the appeal of five criminals who disputed their verdict in the Baldia factory fire case.
According to detailed information, SHC has sought a complete record of the case from the Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC). The case was judged on September 22 and sentenced Zubair Chariya and Abdul Rehman to death because they were more than 260 in 2012. The deaths played a role in the fire at the Baldia factory.
Earlier, two MQM workers joined other criminals to appeal to the Sindh High Court (SHC) to challenge their conviction in the high-profile Baldia factory fire case.
The appeal argued that air traffic control ignored important evidence in announcing the verdict. They asked the High Court to overturn the ATC ruling.
The factory worker’s lawyer who was transferred to prison time argued that the police declared their client not guilty during the investigation and that no witnesses recorded statements against the guards Fazal Mohamed and Ali Mohammed.
As early as September 22, the Anti-Terrorism Court handed down a verdict on the high-profile Baldia factory fire case and sentenced Rehman Bhola and Zubair Charya to death.
Eight years after the terrible industrial fire broke out, ATC stated in its verdict that the incident was not accidental and sentenced two defendants to death. Four of them including Fazal Ahmed, Arshad Mehmood, Ali Muhammad and factory manager Shah Rukh were transferred to prison. In order to commit a crime.
MQM principals Rauf Siddiqui, Iqbal Adeeb Khanum, Ali Hassan Kadri and Abdul Sattar were acquitted by the court due to lack of evidence.