Baldia Factory Case: It seems that big fish have been saved, court

Sindh High Court has issued a written order in the case of Baldia factory fire.

During the hearing of the appeal of the convicted accused in the Baldia tragedy case, the Supreme Court issued a written order.

During the hearing, the court said that it seems that the big fish involved in the Baldia factory fire were deliberately saved.

The apex court asked why the acquittal of the accused was not challenged by the trial court. Protection seems to have been provided to save the real culprits.

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During the hearing, the counsel for the appellant argued before the court that the minor offenders were convicted in the case while the influential accused were acquitted.

The court observed that no appeals have been filed against the acquitted accused so far.

The written order of the court said that the lawyers of the accused have sought respite for the preparation of the paper book of the case.

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The order said that if the evidence is examined, the court may also take notice against the acquittal.

The judicial observation said that it was not the case that the state was deliberately covering up the culprits.

Following this, the court sought a reply regarding the filing of appeals against the acquittal.

The Sindh High Court directed the Rangers Prosecutor to file a reply on the next hearing of the appeal against the acquittal.

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The court rejected the petition of the victims.

Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Rauf Siddiqui was also acquitted in the Baldia fire case.