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Rangers release Karachi builder Babar Chughtai

KARACHI: Pakistan Rangers (Sindh) Tuesday released former chairman of Association of Builders and Developers (Abad) Babar Chughtai who was taken into custody on suspicion of land grabbing, ARY News reported.

According to details, paramilitary personnel had arrested Chughtai on April 13, leading to his 90-day detention ordered by an anti-terrorism court (ATC) on April 14, however, the Rangers released him today.

The ex-chairman of Abad was apprehended in connection to alleged land grabbing and funding target killers linked with a political party, Rangers had said at the time of his arrest.

Baldia factory fire accused remanded

Meanwhile, an ATC of Karachi today remanded three suspects of the Baldia factory inferno for 90 days.

Earlier, Rangers personnel produced the suspects namely Majid Baig, Abdullah and Mansoor before the court on Tuesday under stringent security and requested for 90 days’ custody of them for the sake of interrogation, which was approved.

The Baldia factory blaze was one of Pakistan’s worst fires which killed more than 250 people at a garment factory known as ‘Ali Enterprises’ in Karachi on September 11, 2012.

The suspects belonged to Muttahida Qaumi Movement.

Two target killers sent on remand

Meanwhile, the court also ordered 90-day detention of two suspected target killers Shakiluddin and Haji Younus.

ATC extends remand of Parveen Rahman’s killer

The ATC also extended the remand of Ahmad Ali alias Pappu Kashmiri by seven days, who is accused of killing the Director of Orangi Pilot Project Research and Training Institute, Parveen Rahman.

Parveen Rahman – a Dhaka-born Pakistani social activist – was shot dead close to her office in Orangi neighborhood on March 13, 2013.

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