Karachi fire: Owners of Baldia Town factory granted interim bail

General manager of factory remanded in judicial custody till October 3, 2012.

Ppi October 01, 2012

KARACHI: Three owners of the Baldia Town factory who have been accused of murder, were granted interim bail by a sessions court on Monday, while the other accused were remanded in judicial custody by a Judicial Magistrate.

Abdul Aziz Bhaila and his sons Arshad Bhaila and Shahid Bhaila were granted the interim bail till October 6, 2012. Additional District and Sessions Judge (West) Abdullah Channah though directed them to furnish surety bonds worth Rs1 million each.

Earlier, the owners of the fire-wrecked factory had approached the Sindh High Court’s circuit bench in Larkana seeking protective bail which was granted to them.

The general manager of the factory, who was also accused in the case, was remanded in judicial custody by Judicial Magistrate (West) Sohail Ahmed Mashori till October 3, 2012. The magistrate directed the investigation officer of the case to submit remand reports under section 173.

A case (FIR No 343/2012) was registered against the factory owners and others under sections 302, 322, 435, 436, 337 and 34 of the Pakistan Penal Code at the SITE-B police station.


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