Main suspect in Baldia factory fire arrested from Bangkok
BANGKOK: Interpol and local police arrested prime suspect in the Baldia Factory Fire Case Abdul Rehman alias Bhola from a hotel in Thailand’s capital Bangkok, ARY News reported on Saturday.
According to sources, Bangkok Police and Interpol raided Royal Garden Hotel and arrested Rehman.
He is accused of setting fire to a garments factory Ali Enterprises in Baldia Town area of Karachi over refusing extortion demand. The blaze had claimed the lives of at least 250 persons working in the factory.
It should be noted that Bhola and his partners-in-crime had escaped to a foreign country after one of his accomplices Rizwan was arrested by the law enforcement agencies in the arson incident.
A special anti-terrorism court had issued non-bailable arrest warrants against the suspects in the case.
Law enforcement sources said that Rehman and his accomplices will be brought to Karachi from Bangkok within the 24 hours.