KARACHI - Former MQM leader Salman Mujahid Baloch has written a letter to the director general of Sindh Rangers in which he accused four government officers of facilitating the prime suspect in the 2012 Baldia Factory fire tragedy.
Baloch, who was recently thrown out of Farooq Sattar-led-MQM Pakistan, maintained that at least four officers stationed in Baldia Town, namely Akmal Siddiqui, Mirza Asif Baig, Ameer Ali Qadri and Shahnawaz Bhatti facilitated the culprits in carrying out the crime.
“As the main culprits of this case are in legal custody but some government officers who facilitated them in this horrendous crime are still at large. When the tragedy occurred, these officers were in contact with (MQM’s) Baldia Town Sector Incharge Rehman Bhola and used their position to help the accused in the case,” the letter says.
Nearly 250 people were burnt to death after a horrific blaze erupted at the factory in September 2012. The government formed a JIT to thoroughly investigate the matter, which later made startling revelations.