A sessions court acquitted on Tuesday Uzair Baloch, kingpin of the infamous Lyari Gang War, in yet another case for want of evidence.
The court observed that the prosecution side failed to place on record evidence to prosecute the accused. Baloch moved an application seeking his acquittal in a 2012 case registered at Kalri police station.
According to the police, the case pertains to an armed attack on the police station. The accused and his accomplices had allegedly opened fire at the police station and fled after the cops present their returned fire.
The co-accused named in the case have already been exonerated from all charges.Of the total 61 cases lodged against him, Uzair Baloch has already been acquitted in ten cases over lack of evidence.
Here’s a list of all the cases he has been acquitted in so far.
March 16: A district and sessions court ordered his acquittal in the 2021 Kalri police station attack case.
March 1: A Karachi court acquitted Baloch in the Baghdadi police station case. He was accused of launching an attack on the police station in 2012. An additional district and sessions judge, District South, asked the prosecution how do they know that it was Baloch who attacked the police station. “An area resident told us,” the prosecutor told the court.
February 27: A court in Karachi acquitted Baloch in a murder case.
February 17: An anti-terrorism court acquitted Baloch in three cases registered at the Kalri police station. He was accused of attacking policemen in 2012 and carrying explosives such as hand grenades in all three cases.
January 29: A sessions court acquitted Baloch in two murder cases due to lack of evidence.
January 12: Court acquits Baloch in a 2013 murder case. A case was registered against Baloch and seven people after a man, named Noshad, was kidnapped and later killed in Kalri on March 13, 2013. The court ruled that there was a lack of evidence to prove Baloch’s involvement in the case.
January 7: A Karachi court acquitted him in two cases. Baloch was booked in the cases in 2012 for attempted murder and encounter with police.