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February 9, 2016
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Uzair Baloch’s wife files application in SHC

Karachi

February 9, 2016

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Urges court to order his medical examination, allow family members to meet him

Karachi

The wife of notorious Peoples’ Amn Committee (PAC) chief Uzair Jan Baloch on Monday approached the Sindh High Court (SHC) to seek orders for his medical examination and permission for his family members to meet him.

In her application, Samina Uzair submitted that her husband was being held at the Mithadar hostel, under the custody of the Sindh Rangers for a 90-day preventive detention and that his family had not been in contact with him for the past 13 months.

The petitioner also prayed to the court to ensure the paramilitary force conducted a transparent investigation into the charges levelled against her spouse.

With a head money of Rs2 million announced by the Sindh government, Uzair Baloch alias Aziz Jan Baloch was claimed to have been arrested by the Rangers personnel on the morning of January 30 from Karachi’s suburbs, almost a year and a half later then when he was said to have been taken into custody by the Interpol in Dubai; his red warrants were issued on June 11, 2014.

Officials of the paramilitary force had claimed that they had prior intelligence of the accused being present in the area, following which they had alerted law enforcers. He was produced in an anti-terrorism court (ATC) a day after his arrest where he was remanded into the custody of the Rangers for 90 days, under Section 11-EEEE of the Pakistan Protection Act.

Wanted for over 55 cases of target killings of policemen and rival gang members, extortions, he was the key accused in the brutal murder of another Lyari gang-war ringleader Arshad Pappu. Baloch was in 2005, arrested by a police task-force led deceased SP Chaudhry Aslam but was later released on bail.

He was said to have taken over the gang, otherwise led by Rehman Dakait – another key leader of the Lyari gang-war – after the latter was shot dead by SP Aslam in an encounter in July 2009.  He had also been declared a proclaimed offender in absentia in a case by an ATC.

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