Karachi: For seven years after the deadly Valdia factory fire, which killed more than 250 workers, the owner of the garment factory, Arshad Vila, accused MMM (Muttahida Qaumi Movement) lawmakers and six others. For non-payment of protection gold – that type of robbery.
While recording his statement through a video link at the Pakistani Consulate in Dubai, Bhaila testified that the fire at the factory in the anti-terrorism court was a "terrorist act" intentionally performed by the suspects under the direction of MQM leadership.
On July 23, the trial court told factory owners Arshad Bhaila and Shahid Bhaila to record the testimony through the video link of the Consulate in Dubai, Pakistan, and instruct the prosecution to arrange a video link and statement time.
The anti-terrorist judge conducting the trial in this case raised the issue on Thursday to record his statement when the prosecution, who revealed that the prosecution gave up the witness, said. Record the statement of his brother Arshard.
Abdul Rehman, nicknamed Bhola, Zubair (nickname Kariya), arrested on charges of two detained, were produced in prison. Assemblyman MQM, the industrial minister of Shahrukh Latif, Fazal Ahmed, Arshad Mehmood, and Rauf Siddiqui, the gatekeeper of the Ali Mohammad factory, set out on bail.
Hyderabad-based entrepreneurs Ali Hasan Qadri and Abdul Sattar Khan, who were booked using Rs 50.9m, allegedly expelled from factory owners as a reward for the victims, also appeared as bail.
The judge initially stated before the witness Arshad Bhaila to identify the suspect with a video link.
Witnesses accused Abdul Lehman Bora, Zhu Bai Le Shariya, and four factory gatekeepers as suspects.
But Bhaila insisted that he had seen Rauf Siddiqui in the press, but did not meet Qadri or Dr Abdul Sattar.
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