Notorious gangster Uzair Baloch gets clean chit in two cases

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An anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Thursday acquitted Lyari gangster Uzair Baloch in two criminal cases for want of evidence. The court accepted an application moved by the accused seeking his acquittal in the two cases related to attempt to murder and police encounter registered at Kalakot and Chakiwara police stations. The court exonerated him from all charges in these two cases after the prosecution side failed to produce any evidence against him. Uzair has been accused of committing 198 murders during the Lyari gang war. Baloch was arrested by the Rangers on January 30, 2016. In April 2017, his custody was handed over to the Pakistan Army after he was accused of espionage. The Army handed him over to the police on April 6, 2020 after three years. The Joint Investigation Team (JIT) has prepared a 36-page report against the notorious gangster, Uzair Baloch, which stated that he admitted to killing 198 persons including officials of police forces and Rangers and many others, ARY News reported on Friday. The 36-page JIT report against Uzair Baloch, who is known as a symbol of fear in Karachi, acquired by ARY News which made revelations of horrible facts regarding the criminal activities of one of the gang war leaders. The report would be publicised by the Sindh government on July 6 (Monday). The investigators also listed names of Uzair Baloch’s family members, as well as exposed his accomplices who had carried out inhumane crimes including killings gang war opponents, policemen, Rangers officials and receiving extortion from citizens. The names of Habib Jan Baloch, Habib Hasan, Noor Muhammad alias Baba Ladla, also known as Lyari gang war commander, and dozens of others were also mentioned in the JIT report. It emerged that Baloch had murdered almost all persons involved in the gang war or ethnic clashes, whereas, he used political influences to make appointments of several police officials of his own choice.

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