The South additional District and Sessions Court judge announced the verdict at Karachi Central Jail.
The court stated while announcing the verdict that there was no evidence against Baloch, hence he should be released if he is not accused in any other case.
According to the prosecution, Baloch and his accomplices were present at Shah Waliullah Road in Naya Abad to attack the police during Lyari Operation. The accused opened fire at the armoured vehicle of the police and fled when more police force arrived.
Baloch has been acquitted in at least 14 cases against him pertaining to attack on police stations, police encounters and attempted murders in the past couple of months.
Sent on remand
Meanwhile, the South judicial magistrate sent two accused to jail on judicial remand in a case pertaining to possession of drugs. The hearing was held at Karachi City Court.
The court sent the accused, Sarfaraz Khan and Irfanullah, on remand and sought a progress report from the investigation officer.
According to the prosecution, the Anti-Narcotics Force had seized 37kg hashish, Kalashnikovs, rifles, pistols and hundreds of bullets from the possession of the accused during a raid in Shireen Jinnah Colony's Block I.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 14th, 2021.
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