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Bhola passes the buck to Baig in Baldia factory fire case

By our correspondents
December 15, 2016

KARACHI: A key suspect in the Baldia factory fire case, Abdul Rehman alias Bhola, was produced before an anti-terrorism court on Wednesday and remanded in police custody till December 19. Bhola told the judge that he was not guilty and all the allegations against him were false. He claimed “Asghar Baig” had set the factory on fire. He said the Ali Enterprises, a garment factory in Baldia Town, was set on fire on the order of Muttahida Qaumi Movement Karachi Tanzeemi Committee in-charge Hammad Siddiqui and many other party activists too were involved in the crime. Bhola, 46, was detained by the Thai Interpol at a hotel in the red-light district Nana area of Bangkok on December 3 on Pakistan’s request.