KARACHI: Former chief of Peoples Aman Committee of Lyari Uzair Baloch and alleged murderer of 50 people, Ameen Buleidi, have been indicted in the cases of anarchy, arson and attack on police officials.
An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) of Karachi indicted them while holding hearing of 14 cases against them.
The suspects have denied veracity of the allegations, while the court has issued summon notices to witnesses and investigation officer.
Police claimed that the suspects attacked police in 2012 and an FIR was registered against them at Baghdadi police station for the attack.
It may be noted that a military court had sentenced Uzair Baloch to 12 years imprisonment on Apr 6 under Official Secret Act over espionage for Iran. Following the ruling, he was shifted to the Central Jail Karachi.
On Jul 13, in front of the court, Lyari Gang War leader Uzair Baloch had denied all allegations of murder on him.
Uzair Baloch is accused of killing 198 people including Arshad Pappu, eleven shop owners of Shershah market and several police officials.
While he was produced before an anti-terrorism court in Karachi, he had also denied recording any confessional statement. He had said the judicial magistrate must be mistaken. He had sworn to God that he did not commit any murder.
Sindh Rangers had arrested Uzair Baloch on Jan 30, 2016. He has confessed to committing heinous crimes including murders, land encroachment, illegally occupying sugar mills, extortion and trading or arms.
In Apr 2017, he was handed over to the Pakistan Army after he was accused of spying for foreign spy agencies. After three years, he was handed over to police on Apr 6, 2020.
On Jul 7, Federal Maritime Affairs Minister Syed Ali Haider Zaidi had said that the Joint Investigation Report (JIT) of Lyari Gang War ringleader Uzair Baloch issued by the Sindh government was incomplete and it was missing names of six important Pakistan Peoples Party leaders.