FIA brings key suspect in deadly Baldia factory fire back to Karachi

Interpol detained Rehman 'bhola' in Bangkok on Dec 3


News Desk December 13, 2016
Rehman, 46, was detained by Interpol at a hotel in the red light district of Nana in Bangkok on December 3.

The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) brought back Abdul Rehman alias 'bhola', the man suspected of starting a devastating factory fire four years ago that killed hundreds of workers, to Karachi on Monday.

Rehman, 46, was detained by Interpol in Bangkok on December 3. According to Express News, the suspect will now be handed over to the police for further investigation.

Interpol nets key suspect in deadly Baldia factory fire

A former sector in-charge of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement, Rehman had reportedly jumped ship earlier this year to join the Pak Sarzameen Party.

At least 260 workers were burnt to death when a fire swept through the Ali Enterprises garment factory in Karachi’s Baldia Town on September 11, 2012. Initially, the fire was believed to be an accident, but the case took a dramatic turn on February 7, 2015 when the report of a joint investigation team claimed that the MQM was behind the deadly conflagration.

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