Uzair Baloch confesses committing crimes at influential people’s behest

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Infamous Lyari gang war leader Uzair Baloch on Monday made startling revelations in his confessional statement before a judicial magistrate in which he confessed killing security personnel and civilians.
According to a private TV report, Baloch in the statement claimed that he had backing of some political quarters. “The assassination of two Rangers personnel in 2013, namely Aijaz and Munir, were carried out on my directives in a bid to trap the opponents in the murder allegation,” the gang leader asserted.
Later, the bodies were desecrated to enrage the authorities against the opponents, besides killing a relative , Khaliq –,of the former Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) union councillor, he informed the magistrate.
He said his gang operatives – in numerous gun battles with police under command of SSP Chaudhry Aslam – killed as many as six cops including civilians.
The gang was also involved in murder of one other councillor namely Tanvir. During clashes with Ghaffar Zikri’s rivalry group, around five to six residents lost their lives, Baloch added.
He also confessed of receiving enormous extortion from various public departments and business community members. “Fishery department was prominent in the list,” Baloch claimed.
Over number of attacks on police quarters, the notorious Peoples’ Aman Committee (PAC) chief said assaults on police personnel were carried out in various localities of old city area including Baghdadi, Chakiwara, and Kalari.
He said he established friendly links with Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Karachi Waseem Ahmed, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Farooq Awan and his brother Shahdat Awan.
“I accomplished several tasks on their directives, besides extending my support to Awan brother in land grabbing,” Baloch further claimed. Eleven acres of land in Sammo Goth and Asif Mithal’s farm house are among these lands. —INP