KARACHI: Authorities have launched investigations versus certain departments of the provincial federal government and public agencies and also mobilized their officials concerned along with pertinent document in the Mehran Community factory fire probe.
The fire had actually engulfed the commercial system, BM Travel luggage, in Mehran Town on Aug 27 eliminating 16 employees.
Manufacturing facility’s proprietor Hassan Meetha alias Ali Meetha, its building’s proprietor Faisal Tariq, 3 managers– Syed Imran Ali Zaidi, Zafar and also Rehan as well as security guard Syed Zarin– have been booked for their alleged involvement in the fatality of the 16 employees.
Cops had actually arrested Hassan Meetha, Faisal Tariq as well as Imran Ali Zaidi after Area and Sessions Judge (East) Khalid Hussain Shahani had actually revoked their interim pre-arrest bail.
Magistrate sends factory proprietors to jail on judicial remand
On Saturday, the exploring policeman, Sub-inspector Izzat Khan, produced the held suspects before the judicial magistrate (East) upon expiry of their physical remand in authorities guardianship.
The IO sent that the court had revoked the acting bond of the suspects on Sept 7 after analyzing building ordinance and pertinent legislations.
He submitted that the sessions court had observed that “the authorities, that fell short to release their functions include the Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA), work department as well as inspectors, replacement commissioner worried, Karachi Growth Authority (KDA) as well as Karachi Metropolitan Firm (KMC, Civil Protection Division). These all are responsible for the offence as well as should be implicated, checked out and also taken to the task for the supposed criminal offense”.
In the light of the observations of the court, the IO claimed he had actually released summons to the appropriate officers/officials of the K-Electric, SBCA, Sindh Civil Defence, Securities as well as Exchange Payment of Pakistan (SECP), KDA, its Anti-Encroachment Cell, Karachi Water and Sewerage Board, the fire brigade as well as Sui Southern Gas Business Limited.
Issuing letters under Areas 160 (law enforcement officer’s power to require attendance of witnesses) as well as 94 (summons to produce files or various other things) of the Crook Treatment Code, the IO claimed he had actually summoned the officers/officials of these divisions and also companies together with their particular records when it come to activity, if any, on their component against the owners of BM Luggage for running commercial task in a framework formally accepted for residential usage.
He additionally educated the magistrate that the fire department had particularly been asked to send a record, replying to questions about the reporting of the fire incident, timing of their action and also whether the blaze was caused by an electric short-circuit or gas leakage, and so on
. He sent that no reply had so far been obtained from any one of these divisions and also agencies, adding that it was anticipated that they would certainly respond in the following week.
He educated that the investigation was still in progress, as two claimed making off suspects, Zafar and also Rehan, that were working in the factory as managers as well as additionally eyewitnesses of the incident, were yet to be apprehended and questioned.
The IO sent that some 9 bags consisting of samples of numerous charred write-ups had actually been accumulated from the manufacturing facility as well as sent to the Forensic Science Research Laboratory of the College of Karachi for chemical as well as forensic evaluation and also its record was due in a number of days.
The IO asked for the judge to extend physical remand of the suspects in cops safekeeping for 14 days to finish the examination and various other legal rules.
While declining the IO’s ask for extension in the suspects’ physical remand, the judge remanded them in judicial guardianship till Sept 18.
The IO was routed to generate them on the next day and also submit a report regarding examination right into the instance.
A situation was signed up under Sections 322 (murder) as well as 34 (usual intention) of the Pakistan Penal Code at the Korangi Industrial Area police headquarters on behalf of the state through SHO Mohammad Tariq Arain.