Uzair Baloch involved in killings of at least 198 people, says JIT

Uzair Baloch involved in killings of at least 198 people, says JIT

Karachi (Web Desk): The report prepared by the Sindh police’s Joint Investigation Team (JIT) has revealed that Peoples Amn Committee (PAC) chief Uzair Ali alias Sardar Uzair Baloch is directly or indirectly involved in the killings of at least 198 people, extortion, land grabbing, China cutting and narcotics trafficking.

The probe team also recommended trying Baloch under Pakistan Army Act for his involvement in espionage activities which fall under the Official Secret Act 1923. It recommends to lodge a fresh FIR regarding possession of illegal weapons and explosives.

The report says that the Lyari kingpin has confessed to these killings as well as the other crimes. It further says that Uzair also confessed to sharing sensitive information with the officials of Iranian intelligence agencies.

Before joining the PAC, Baloch served 10 months in jail after being arrested from Chohar Jamali, Sujawal district in 2006. Baloch was challaned in seven cases and was out on bail but never attended any hearing due to which he was declared an absconder.

PAC’s former chief has been in the custody of law enforcement agencies since his arrest on April 28, 2016.

According to the JIT report, the PAC head also confessed to killing 11 people in Scrap Market, Shershah in 2010. He was also involved in the killing of former Lyari Town Nazim Malik Muhammad Khan, Arshad Pappu, Yasir Arfat and Shera Pathan.

In his confession, Uzair stated that he was involved in the murders of law enforcement agencies’ personnel, including policemen and Rangers.

The JIT also revealed that at least 14 of his notorious gang members, including Faisal Pathan, Wasiullah Lakho, Shahid Rehman aka MCB, Ustad Tau, Shakeel Badshah Khan and Mulla Nisar, have fled Pakistan, fearing an LEA operation.

At least 54 cases were registered against the PAC chief at different police stations of the city while 16 others cases were registered against the PAC.

The most important part of the JIT report is that Uzair has a strong influence in the police department. The report says that the SHOs of different police stations were appointed on Uzair’s recommendation.

Uzair confessed before the JIT that Muhammad Raisi was appointed as the Lyari administrator on his recommendation and Raisi used to give him Rs2 million per month as extortion money.

Several vehicles carrying copper, plastic and other material were snatched by Uzair’s aides during 2011 and 2012. He also received millions of rupees from land grabbers, including Rs2 million per month from fisheries department of the Sindh government.

The JIT also shared details of Uzair’s bank accounts in Pakistan and abroad where millions of Pakistani rupees and foreign currency were stashed. It also shared the details of possession of illegal weapons and their distribution among his aids.

Uzair, who was a transporter by profession, completed his intermediate before joining the gang. He was born on October 10, 1977, in Lyari’s Singo Lane area.

Reports revealed that Uzair joined the infamous gang of Rehman Dacoit in order to avenge the murder of his father, Faiz Baloch aka Faizu Mama, by another gang leader Arshad Pappu.