Baldia factory fire case: Prime accused Hammad Siddiqui arrested in Dubai | Pakistan

DUBAI: Hammad Siddiqui, prime accused in Baldia factory inferno case, has been arrested in Dubai, local authorities said Friday.

The blaze, which had erupted at Ali Enterprises in Karachi’s Baldia Town on September 11, 2012, had devoured lives of over 250 labourers.

Dubai authorities confirmed having arrested Siddiqui late Friday. Officials have also approached Pakistani Consulate in Dubai for Siddiqui’s extradition.

The accused is the former in-charge of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) organisational committee.

An anti-terrorism court (ATC) had last year ordered Pakistani authorities to get the accused arrested through Interpol.

The Ministry of Interior, acting on the court orders, had also issued red warrant for Siddiqui.

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