Uzair Baloch confesses committing crimes at influential people behest
KARACHI: Infamous Lyari gang war leader Uzair Baloch on Monday made startling revelations in his confessional statement before a judicial magistrate in which he confessed killing security personnel and civilians, reveals the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) report obtained by ARY News.
Baloch in his statement claimed that he had the backing of some political quarters. “The assassination of two Rangers personnel in 2013, [namely] Aijaz and Munir, were carried out on my directives in a bid to trap the opponents in the murder allegation,” the gang leader asserted.
Later, the bodies were desecrated to enrage the authorities against the opponents, besides killing – Khaliq – a relative of a former union councilor of Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP), he informed the magistrate.
He said his gang operatives – in numerous gun battles with police under command of SSP Chaudhry Aslam – killed as many as six cops and civilians.
The gang was also involved in a murder of another councilor namely Tanvir. During clashes with Ghaffar Zikri’s rival group, around five to six people of the area lost their lives, Baloch added.
He also confessed of receiving enormous extortion money from various public departments and business community members. “Fisheries department was prominent in the list,” Baloch claimed.
Over a number of attacks on police quarters, the notorious Peoples’ Aman Committee (PAC) chief said assaults on police personnel were carried out in various localities of old city area including Baghdadi, Chakiwara, and Kalari.
Uzair Baloch claimed to have received Rs 10 million from PPP legislator Faryal Talpur on monthly basis, adding that fisheries director Saeed Baloch and Dr Nisar Morai were also appointed on his reference.
He said he established friendly links with Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Karachi Waseem Ahmed, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Farooq Awan and his brother Shahadat Awan.
“I accomplished several tasks on their directives, besides extending my support to Awan brothers in land grabbing,” Baloch further claimed.
Eleven acres of land in Sammo Goth and Asif Mithal’s farmhouse were among these lands. “I received monthly 1.5 lakh from SSP Awan for rendering my services to him as group chief,” he said.
Making further revelations, Baloch said all cases against him were dropped after he approached former Chief Minister Sindh Qaim Ali Shah and MNA Faryal Talpur on a recommendation of Senator Yousuf Baloch.
Party Tickets for Candidates
He claimed that the PPP issued party tickets to MNA Shajahan Baloch and MPAs Javed Nagori and Sania Naz on his request. “I left for Dubai after extensive consultations with Faryal Talpur, Qadir Patel, Sharjeel Memon and Yousuf Baloch,” he added.
Uzair Baloch also confessed killing a person involved in murdering Qadir Patel’s coordinator at his behest, besides assisting him in grabbing lands near Hawkes Bay.
He claimed that he had got forcibly vacated 30 to 40 bungalows and apartments near the Bilawal House in Karachi on the orders of PPP Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari, besides providing assistance to Awais Muzaffar Tappi and Asif Zardari in occupying 14 sugar mills.