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Court allows law enforcers to arrest Uzair Baloch

UZAIR BALOCH

KARACHI: The anti-terrorism court on Wednesday allowed law enforcement agencies to apprehend Lyari gangwar leader Uzair Baloch in five different terrorism cases, ARY News reported.

Baghdadi and Kalri police stations had filed plea with the court seeking permission to arrest Baloch in five different cases.

The gangster is facing cases of attacking police during Lyari operation in 2012. He has also been declared proclaimed offender by the court.

In April this year, Baloch reportedly confessed his involvement in over 197 murders. Among these murders also included the killings of more than ten traders who were gunned down at Sher Shah scrap market.


 

Read: Uzair opens up about extortion racket he ran in Karachi


 

He also revealed to the joint investigation team that he instated Saeed Jan Baloch as chairman of the Fisherman Cooperative Society. In return, Saeed Jan Baloch provided him with extortion money amounting to Rs 10 million on a monthly basis.

Uzair also revealed that he had a close relationship with former Lyari Town Administrator Muhammad Raeesi. Raeesi handed over to Uzair twenty-percent of the amount that was received from every contract.

Uzair Jan Baloch was arrested by Rangers personnel from the outskirts of Karachi in late January of this year.

According to Rangers, Uzair had been caught while he was trying to enter Karachi. He had been wanted by law enforcement personnel on charges of murder, extortion and being a central figure in the Lyari gang-war.

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